Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood

October 1, 2011–March 4, 2012

Organized by the Berkshire Museum, “Kid Stuff” takes us back to the age of tailfins and vinyl records with more than forty toys from decades ago. Visitors of all ages will see vintage toys with original packaging and promotional materials and have the opportunity to play and interact with contemporary versions.

Additional displays such as photos of toy-factory interiors, images of children at play, video presentations, and interpretive texts depict how toys work and their significance in American culture.

Enhancing the exhibition are ten interactive components that invite visitors to play with many of the classic toys they see on display. The hands-on stations include a LEGO construction site, Twister, a magnetic Mr. Potato Head (and friends) game, and more.

The museum will host “Play for All” Saturdays throughout the run of the exhibition, which include additional interactive art stations as well as museum educators in the galleries to guide visitors through the hands-on components of the exhibition.

The exhibition was designed by Amy Reichert Architecture + Design with graphic design and art direction by Winstanley Associates.