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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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A Unique Stop

We found this place last minute and are glad we did. It was a unique experience for us. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jokingviolin
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wonderous world of tiny things

Pure delight. I wasn't that interested in going, but once we got there I didn't want to leave. It... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
seb36
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Tucson, Arizona
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes, expertly displayed in over 10,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742, contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits, special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; “The magic of this place cannot be overstated.” For a truly memorable experience, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place last minute and are glad we did. It was a unique experience for us. We had young kids and they thought it was fun. However, if you want to really study all the detail in each exhibit I'd suggest going sans...More

Thank jokingviolin
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Pure delight. I wasn't that interested in going, but once we got there I didn't want to leave. It is a treasure of a place with the lovely rooms, period settings, and amazing attention to detail. It is also historical. Great place for adults alone,...More

Thank seb36
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is the place to go for miniatures. Very detailed work on display, and the doll houses were very interesting. My only suggestion is that they have more animation in their displays

Thank gmm421
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very special treasure in Tucson. It has over a hundred miniature houses & scenes. It is fascinating to observe all the fine details. Just because I say miniature doesn't mean that men won't like it too!! My husband finds it fascinating. Children...More

Thank susieqDenver
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A surprisingly interesting boutique museum that we stumbled on during our recent visit to Tuscon. Provides an interesting history and illustration of miniatures/doll houses. Will keep young and old entertained for about an hour. Accessible by wheelchair although some displays are a bit high to...More

Thank Rocket58
Reviewed 22 May 2017

What a unique place to go alone, with a friend, or child of any age! Stop by and see what makes this a trip back in time.

Thank 843lucindam
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Attended this with a group of ladies then lunch nearby after. Absolutely amazing and could spend hours here.

Thank Joanne_Machold
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This place has thousands of miniatures. They have themed areas and traveling displays. There is so much to see here, we spent over 2 hours going from room to room and I am sure we did not see everything. Some of the miniatures are stand...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Mini Time Machine Museum is one of my daughter's favorite places in Tucson. We generally visit 1-2 times in the month we spend here, and she's never disappointed. She especially enjoys the fairy hunt, and spends a long time looking for the special fairies...More

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very cool. But the vast majority of the displays are at ADULT eye level. There are no stools or risers for the kids. It is very frustrating for the kids. Adults could spend hours here; there is so much to see. But it gets old...More

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. While not specifically a children's museum, we do attract many young visitors. We provide lightweight, folding step stools at the front desk. They are listed among our resources in the Visitor Guide and on our lobby monitor. We try our...More

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dacranjel
9 June 2017|
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About 2 hours.
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5 February 2017|
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Response from minitimemachine | Property representative |
Hello, you just missed a class last week. Our next one is March 16th. Our classes are always posted on our webpage under the Education tab >> Classes. Thank you for your interest.
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Clarissa C
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Response from minitimemachine | Property representative |
Hello, our admission is $9 general, $8 senior (65+)/military, $6 for ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Every Thursday is Not Just for Kids where general and senior/military admission is reduced to $6. Thank you... More
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