The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is asking children and families to choose their favorite toys as part of the museum’s new project “100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood.”
This interactive program is organized by The Children’s Museum to encourage children and significant adults in their lives to vote for their favorites from a list of 100 iconic and multi-generational toys from the museum’s collection.
These toys represent fun and imaginative ways children have played over the last century. Families across the country are invited to help choose the top toys and share their favorite memories of each toy online at www.childrensmuseum.org/100toys.
“As the world’s largest children’s museum, and one of the few collecting children’s museums in existence, we use objects from our 120,000 piece collection to encourage extraordinary family-learning experiences for our visitors,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president & CEO, The Children’s Museum.
Public voting will continue until Aug. 17, at which time the 20 toys with the most votes will be revealed and put on display at the museum. The public will once again be asked to vote to rank the 20 toys to determine the final order of the “Top 20″ and the Bronze, Silver, and Gold winners to be announced in mid-September 2012.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, sciences and humanities.