Mystery Objects Challenges! A hands-on puzzling event! What is this thing anyhow?? What does it do? A different kind of fun "puzzle" for thinking fun.....
150 HANDS-ON MYSTERY OBJECTS! WHATCHAMACALLITS! - a funny & puzzling, hands-on event for your family What are these 150 mystery objects anyhow?
~ NOVEMBER 2-17, 2013 ~ MYSTERY OBJECTS! Bring grandpa! Drop-in, introductions given on the hour. $6/person, all ages. Free parking Each weekend date has a Lightning Round!
Daily drop-in hours for the public to be posted later. Groups may schedule hours of their choice by calling now. (and a separate event Meet & Greet Patent Holder, separate admission)
MYSTERY OBJECTS is great fun for a Group from your church, tour group, organization, as well as school groups, Please call ahead to arrange a time for your group. Large groups may schdule during posted hours and other times inbetween. Drop-in times are all available for individuals, families & small groups.
What are these things? And What do they do?
the event is filled with MYSTERY OBJECTSCHALLENGES! An odd and funny hands-on annual "museum" puzzling event &experience with more than 150 curiosities and whatchamacallits for you to browse through and touch, trying to figure out what they are. Clues are posted for some of the gizzmos, gadgets, devices, and strange antiques, the clues may help or may not. Antiques, toys, tools, thingamajigs, parts & pieces, and even some things we don't know!
Be a history detective, a weekend anthropologist, a budding mechanic, a puzzle solver, an armchair engineer, or just plain curious! This is hands-on fun mixed with thinking and a great inter-generational outing. Try curious "toys," wonder about tools from 100 years ago, puzzle over antiques. The Burlington Historical Society's Museum and private collectors has helped in past years with special objects. If you have something to donate to the event, give us a call.
Extra Fun: OBJECTS IN A BOX? Can you figure out what is in the boxes without looking? Anyone can try this puzzling challenge with friends and visitors, except Superman!
Lightning Round! Watch or take part in the informal Mystery Objects Lightning Round! A classic game show format for quick thinking A variety of antiques, parts, tools, pieces, gizzmos and gadgets will be revealed, one at a time, and contestants ring the bell if they have a guess! Prizes for the winner! Be a Mystery Objects Champ!
This unique event has been recommended by the Chicago Tribune, Midwest Events travel column; Racine Journal Times,Nick, Jr. magazine, and covered by FOX TV Channel 6, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Come to see what the fun is about.
~ ALL AGES WONDER ~
What are these things anyhow? Three generations wonder about this novelty science object and the antique tool in front of them. More than 150 MYSTERY OBJECTS are waiting for you. Bring friends, families, church groups, your club, or your scout troops. It's a unique outing with playful thinking combined with science, history, engineering, toys, cultures, and hands-on fun. Advance group discounts for 20 or more .
A grant was received to help with aspects of the Mystery Objects Event in 2011. Elaine Sherry and Elsie Goulding are presenting the grant check from Alpha Delta Kappa to Judith Schulz, director of the Logic Puzzle Museum. Thank-you!
And what is this object anyhow? This is one of 150 UNUSUAL items you can pick up and handle & try to figure out what it is, at MYSTERY OBJECTS!
In 2011, over $3,000 of free admissions were offered to Burlington, Wisconsin's 4th, 5th, 6th grade classes; public and private schools to attend the unique, awesome hands-on MYSTERY OBJECTS event at the Logic Puzzle Museum. (Thanks to a grant from Alpha Delta Kappa and the Logic Puzzle Museum)
Donations and/or Sponsors for a group you wish to support are always welcome.
The public is always invited.
+ Special opportunity Meet & Greet: Patent Holder, & see many actual patent items. To be Annnounced
Mystery Objects Event: Bus tours: call for details for unloading location. Tour Companies: this makes a great mystery tour or fun stop on any outing. Adults, seniors, and families all enjoy this hands-on event, sponsored by the Logic Puzzle Museum.
Group discounts for 40 or more, call for details. And even Evening Hoursavailable for groups of 20 or more, prepaid.
Corporations and organizatons Good deed option: why not buy a quantity of tickets to give away or provide to a group as a thank-you or to a family in need... You do two good deeds at once: helping them to attend a unique and educational event plus providing support at the same time for the non-profit museum to put this on. ..a fun way to help....
.............................................................................. ~ ANOTHER FUN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE: ......the fun, funny and memorable Tongue Twister Contest Admission Prizes for everyone in the audience and more prizes for winning contestants! Laughter promised! ..............................................................................
all information subject to change
Thanks to so many people for helping to put on the event! Many thanks to the volunteers of 2012 including Alice Campbell, Doug Harris and Judith Schulz. Many thanks to the volunteers who made the 2010 event possible:Maggie Christensen, Jo Ann Toelle, Judith Schulz, Penny Hallet, Doug Harris, Katrin Schulz-Berg, Randy Reitz, Linda Reed, Alice Campbell, and many others (If we forgot to list your name, please let us know...) Thanks to websites and media that listed the event and to the front page article in the Racine Journal Times written by David Steinkraus and photographer Gregory Shaver.
Many thanks to the volunteers who made the 2005 event possible: Maggie Christensen, Matt Becker, Jo Ann Toelle, Chuck Toelle, Judith Schulz, Penny Hallet, Doug Harris, Don VandeSand of the Burlington Historical Museum, George & Helen Karcher, Charissa Considine, and many others Many thanks to the volunteers who made the 2006 event possible: Maggie & Ken Christensen, Jo Ann Toelle, Judith Schulz, Penny Hallet, Doug Harris, George & Helen Karcher, students from PAC of Burlington & many others Many thanks to the volunteers who made the 2007 event possible: Maggie & Ken Christensen, Jo Ann Toelle, Judith Schulz, Penny Hallet, Doug Harris, George & Helen Karcher, and many others Many thanks to the volunteers who made the 2008 event possible: Maggie Christensen, Jo Ann Toelle, Judith Schulz, Penny Hallet, Doug Harris, George & Helen Karcher, Lynn Baumgartner, Jennifer Brown, Joey Greenamyer, Katrin Schulz-Berg and many others (If we forgot to list your name, please let us know...) Many thanks to the volunteers who made the 2009 event possible: Maggie Christensen, Kelly Lawson, Jo Ann Toelle, Judith Schulz, Penny Hallet, Doug Harris, Jennifer Brown, Joey Greenamyer, and many others (If we forgot to list your name, please let us know...)
If you would like to help sponsor this event or help at this event, give us a call (262) 763-3946
non-profit, educational LOGIC PUZZLE MUSEUM located in southeastern Wisconsin at 533 Milwaukee Avenue downtown Burlington,Wisconsin 53105 USA (262) 763-3946 Free parking www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org
the non-profit, educational .....Logic Puzzle Museum..... 533 Milwaukee Avenue historic downtown Burlington Wisconsin 53105 USA 262 763-3946