Whoever said that toys are just for kids? This year, prepare yourself for strong feelings of nostalgia, bewonderment – and probably a healthy dose of envy – as you reconnect with the toys that made your childhood what it was at the new Houston Toy Museum opening in The Heights.
Described as a “nostalgic experience where toys, pop culture, and history collide,” the Houston Toy Museum plans to open its two-story storefront at 321 W. 19th St. – formerly occupied by Retropolis – this summer with nearly 5,000 square feet of exhibition space.
In addition to showcasing their jealousy-inducing collection of toys in each exhibit, the all-ages museum will also shed a light on the inventors, artists, and minds behind the creation of these toys.
“We will have exhibits showing favorite toys from each decade and we will share some of the stories behind those toys and their inventors,” HTM told Secret Houston. “We also plan to have a focus on the artists behind the box art of certain toy lines. We’ll explore things like gender stereotypes in early toys, toys made for science and education, how toy production was impacted by WWII.”
“Our goal is that our guests leave our museum having learned something new.”
Because we know temptation will be tantamount, HTM will also offer a variety of interactive exhibitions for the kiddos.
The Houston Toy Museum plans to open at 321 W. 19th St in The Heights this summer. Stay tuned for further details and keep an eye out for a coming Kickstarter said to launch over the next couple months!