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DANGEROUS GAMES – Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids

September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

$5 – $15

DANGEROUS GAMES – Treacherous Toyrs We Loved As Kids

September 25, 2021 ■ February 13, 2022

(new hours starting 9.25.21) Thursday – Sunday / 11AM – 4PM


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. Opens in the Main Gallery at 11 am on Saturday, September 25, 2021!


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 “Back to the Backyard” collection of Hula Hoops and other hands-on toys – safely of course. No sharp objects or Red Ryder Rifles are allowed because “you’ll put your eye out!”

Our dangerously entertaining audio tour is available for $5! Includes an original audio tour narrated by “the voice of Disney” Bill Rogers and text adapted from the Sports Illustrated article: “Wham-O Summer: Back to the Backyard,” published by Sports Illustrated, June 12, 2020, written by Steve Rushin.


Regular Museum Admission:

Members: entry is Free

Non-Member Adults (18 to under 65): $15

Non-Members Seniors (65+): $10

Youth (6–17): $5.00

Children (5 and under): Free

Admission is Free for residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military

exclusions below


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.


September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am
February 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
$5 – $15
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