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DANGEROUS GAMES: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids
September 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm$5 – $15
September 10, 2021 – February 13, 2022 / Wednesday – Sunday, 11AM – 4PM
Special Friday Night Opening at 5:30 pm, September 10, 2021, tickets to opening on sale soon! Check our website for updates.
Our original exhibition devoted to the wacky, whammo, wonderful world of the Slip ‘N Slide, Lawn Darts, Creepy Crawlers, Clackers, and other tantalizingly toxic toys.
It’s hard to believe so many of us survived childhood, given the treacherous, toxic, yet tantalizing toys we played with as kids! We dove head-first onto slippery sheets of plastic called the Slip ‘N Slide, made bugs (sometimes edible) called Creepy Crawlers out of plastic goop in searing hot ovens, dodged skull-piercing flying arrows called Lawn Darts, and played with explosives, molten hot glass, dangerous dyes – even radioactive material – all in the name of good clean fun.
Enjoy a blast from the past – literally – as you and your friends and family travel through our exclusive exhibition celebrating those wild, wacky, “whammo” wonders that were our childhood toys. Amuse yourself with our “Fun on the Lawn” collection of Hula Hoops and other hands-on toys – safely of course. No sharp objects or Red Ryder Rifles are allowed because “you’ll shoot your eye out!”
This exhibition is not included with NARMS membership, but members are welcome to visit our Spotlight & History Gallery exhibits. This exhibit IS included as part of the Museums On Us program through BofA/Merrill Lynch.