SPINNING TOP & YO-YO MUSEUM 
Toy spinning tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes!
 Burlington, Wisconsin...........

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 Visit this toy museum for a unique experience!
CLICK HERE FOR HOURS:there are certain times to visit:
 the lively
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
program, hands-on tops, and tour: 

  • see the amazing 2,000 item exhibition of antique & modern spinning tops, yo-yos, patches,
    Duncan items, gyroscopes, diabolos, and unusual spinners toys
  • view videos about spin tops, learn spinning science facts 
  • play & experiment with 35 different hands-on toy tops and spinning top games
  • I Spy scavenger hunt with a prize
  • PLUS enjoy a live presentation of spin tops, yo-yos, and gyroscopes by Judith Schulz,
    The Top Lady and toy top collector
  • ..the gift shop with thousands of things is open after the program (call for other gift shop hours)
  • allow 3 hours here:  time to enter, leave, enjoy full program of 2.5 hours, gift shop visit

The Spinning Top Museum is recommended by Tommy Smothers of the Smother's Brothers. The Top Lady, Judith Schulz, has appeared on Ripley's Believe it or Not TV and PBS' Wild Chicago TV; is the tops expert  for the MGM film My Summer Story, the sequel to the classic movie A Christmas Story with Ralphie, and was the international guest top spinner at a festival of ancient games held in Europe.  

VITAL: Please, always call ahead for the Top Museum schedule and openings. 
 
It is not open everyday.
Space is limited and tickets are only a phone call away: 
(262) 763-3946 


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You may order tops, etc  from our catalog page
click here for
 
~ Great Presents from our CATALOG ~
 
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SPECIAL ANNUAL EVENT
Annual Yo-Yo Convention
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  & another hands-on museum at this address:
the LOGIC PUZZLE MUSEUM  with different hours
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& at  this address is TEACHER PLACE & PARENT RESOURCES,
a non-profit, educational center for people who teach or care for others. 

533 Milwaukee Avenue
Burlington, Wisconsin, 53105  USA
(262) 763-3946   
www.topmuseum.org

..............................hands-on spinning at the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
Every age enjoys spinning the tops!  Try fast-action top games, make a top somersault, try a top like the American colonists used, see colors appear from nowhere, cause whistling from spinning, try the 1898-designed snake-top and more than 30 other varieties and oddities.  Many of these are also available in our gift shop.
  live presentation by the spinning top expert
Enjoy the live presentation by The Top Lady, top collector, and expert top spinner for a feature film. She appeared on Ripley's Believe it or Not TV show, is featured in Reminisce magazine, appeared on PBS' Wild Chicago TV show, is the tops expert for the MGM film My Summer Story (sequel to A Christmas Story with Ralphie), as well as being the featured subject of newspapers, magazines, radio and television.  
  Spinning Top Museum's amazing exhibition
An awesome variety of antique and modern tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes, diabolos and "button spinners." See top games like Battling Tops, Ballaroo, Top the Top, & Bull in China Shop. See game tops like dreidles, Walter Johnson baseball top, put-n-takes, and "you-pays." Hundreds of yo-yos: Duncan, Royal, Festival, Cheerio, modern brands, patches and awards.  Tops from around the world, and tops in all sizes. Even tops that spin for hours and one that spins for days!  Maybe you will even see a top or top game that you used to play with?
  The Top Museum is for many generations to enjoy

The unique and lively program is best for adults, youth, children: ages 4-104.(We do not recommend the program for younger children, but if they attend, full admission does apply.) Individuals and families should call for the program times. Groups of 30-50 may schedule a visit at their convenience: year-round, weekdays, weekends, day or evening. Groups have minimum charges.       Admission every age. Children must be with an adult.  (262)763-3946

 

ANNUAL EVENTS at both museums include

  • January
        Birthday party celebrating Sam Loyd, American Puzzle Inventor
  • January
       Celebration of a Black Inventor's spinning toy
  • March or April
  •     YO-YO CONVENTION, paddleballs, juggling, hula hoops
  •    WORLD-WIDE YO-YO CONTEST
  • June 
       NATIONAL YO-YO DAY: Donald Duncan's Birthday!
  • August
      
    YO-YO CAMP  Click here
  • FALL
  •    GYROSCOPE CELEBRATION
  • October
       INTERNATIONAL TOP SPINNING DAY
    (free to take part wherever you are!)
  • November
        
    180 Mystery Objects! A puzzling event! 
                  
  •   months vary from year to year for this
  •  TONGUE TWISTER CONTEST  Click here 
  • December
       FREE DEMONSTRATIONS SCIENCE TOYS

  • YEAR ROUND  visit the other museum in our buildings:
                 THE LOGIC PUZZLE MUSEUM 
               Hands-On Mechanical Puzzles
                     www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org
             Call ahead for hours & availablity 
                        Not the same hours as the  Top Museum
                      (262) 763-3946 

  • and Spinning Tops, Gyroscopes,
         & Spinning Toys for sale:
    TOY CATALOG
    Start your own collection, give the most fun gift ever,
    and/or use for teaching.



 

  ~  Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum  ~
533 Milwaukee Avenue, historic downtown Burlington, Wisconsin 53105  USA
(262) 763-3946
thetopmuseum@hotmail.com

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