Monday, November 25, 2013

Find the Perfect Present at MuseumTour.com {$30 Gift Certificate Giveaway!}

Museum Tour logo
As the holidays edge closer day by day, shopping for gifts is a topic among moms and dads wherever I go. The hottest toys, when the sales start, holiday wish lists... is it any wonder that a parent's to-do list is a mile long?

But when it comes to shopping and stocking stuffing, I always find myself wanting just a little more.

More than the fads or the "in" things, I want a store that offers high quality, entertaining, educational, unique items that not only help teach, but are sure to be a favorite in just about any household for years to come.

Add in the possibility of avoiding long lines and crabby crowds and being able to shop whenever and wherever is convenient for me, and you've got the amazing catalog and collection found from Museum Tour.

Museum Tour toys

Founded on the belief that a child will want to learn if presented with toys that have been created with both education and fun in mind, Museum Tour (available as a catalog and website) is the brainchild of a former museum director.

With a wide array of award-winning educational products that extend the museum experience into the home, Museum Tour makes it possible to create enjoyable learning opportunities for children beyond the museum and science center walls.

It's not often that you arrive at a website and are met with such a great line of museum store-quality gifts that are sure to stimulate curiosity, provide aesthetic pleasure and enhance the joy of learning!

Magformers

Whether your shopping list includes an interest in chemistry, nature, super heroes, electronics, animals, technology or many more, once you start browsing MuseumTour.com, you'll be amazed at the variety of options available and the way that they can help hone in on the learning style of each child.

But... where to begin? 

I love the way that MuseumTour.com allows visitors to shop for each child by age or grade from preschool to high school (there is also an adult section for multi-generations to enjoy together or solo), but there are so many enticing products that it can be difficult to select the best of the best to provide hands-on museum learning right at home.

Fortunately, this holiday season, Museum Tour has solved that problem as well. By taking recommendations from curators from zoos, aquariums and science centers, they have brought together a list of the Top 10 Best Bets for Holiday Gift Giving — the perfect place to start your Hanukkah and Christmas shopping!

Museum Tour top 10 list

This great list includes:
With 10 more as Honorable Mentions that are priced at $19.99 or under and are ideal for stocking stuffers (or future birthday gifts)!
How great is it that, no matter if you have a science whiz, artsy pre-teen or budding engineer to shop for, and whether your budget is large or small, it's all here on these diverse (and extremely fun) lists!

And, while I have no doubt that my family would have had a good time with just about all of these suggestions, when the Chaos Tower arrived, I was looking forward to seeing just what kind of scientific entertainment and learning this ingenious kinetic ball system was going to provide for us.

CHAOS TOWER

I'll admit that after I had all 602 pieces of this set out of the packaging, I was slightly overwhelmed.

Combining physics with construction, this award-winning, amazing building tower is designed for ages 8 and up, so I had faith that the four of us would be able to work together to get it assembled...right?

Chaos Tower Assembly

Fortunately, as we began connecting pieces from one to the next, it became clear to me why Museum Tower would recommend the Chaos Tower.

Stated clearly on their website, their goal is "to make sure your child is creating while having fun, building as they play, experimenting while they learn and interacting while being involved with you, as their parents." Which is 100% what the Chaos Tower is all about!

My children definitely could not have set this full tower up on their own, but it provided such a wonderful activity for our family to do together and both of the girls had a blast being a part of the process and discovering how all of the parts slowly came together to turn into one incredibly magnificent toy.

Chaos Tower construction

I have never seen anything like the Chaos Tower and it has attracted comments, questions and compliments from every person (adults and children) that has visited our home since we completed the construction. It truly does provide the wonder and awe that is typically found when visiting a museum!

Chaos Tower review

When it comes to finding something not to love about Museum Tour, my mind draws a blank. Their unique, educational, innovative gifts allow kids to express themselves through play while encouraging curiosity, imagination and critical thinking — and they really do make learning fun! I don't remember particularly enjoying learning about physics when I was young, but I sure find it fascinating now that I can watch it in action right here in my living room!

This holiday season and beyond, head over to MuseumTour.com (and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest) for all of your gift-giving needs and take advantage of their Gift Finder and various other tools that help families find just the right gift for every occasion. Don't just give your child a toy, give them an experience!

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to shop for a high quality, educational and entertaining gift as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $30 gift certificate to MuseumTour.com!

gift certificate


A big thank you to Museum Tour for providing a Chaos Tower for me to review as well as a $30 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

92 comments:

taxchyk said...

Mythbusters Crashes would be my top choice.

Heather said...

The woodburning creations kit looks like fun

wigget said...

i like the Smartmax Build & Light

Billie Wilson said...

I like Texo 210 Piece. My son would be busy for hours

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited and I like Colossal Box of Crafts Fine Art Embossed Paper Set

Kathy Davis said...

I would love to give my granddaughter the Living Sands table for Christmas.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

angel d said...

Robotic T-Rex

Paol Trenny said...

I like the Hurricane Helicopter

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BrunoDogg2 said...

I like the Geocaching Find It Starter Kit for my oldest son!

Julia Cosgrove said...

i like the Star Projector.

Colleen Maurina said...

I would love to give their Magnetic Zoo Maze to my little grandson for Christmas!

Joanne said...

The Solving Path would be a good gift.

Pink and Green Mom said...

I would love to get my kids Planet Frog so they could watch a tadpole turn into a frog!

Cserafini said...

Would love magnetic zoo maze for my son.

Sandra Davis said...

i like the Managing My Allowance game. it would be fun to play with the kids.

janetfaye said...

I would like Robotic T-Rex.

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walk9 said...

Terrestrial telescope

Kelly Nicholson said...


Cave Man / Cave Girl Excavation Kit
$29.99

Bethany C. said...

I love the planet frog.

Debra said...

Doodling Robot

Kelly Massman said...

Robotic T-Rex sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

adinatm said...

magformers
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aperry said...

Smartmax 25

Gala said...

ZAC Zoob Alien Creature

Renee Walters said...

I would like the Robotic T-Rex for my son. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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PaulineMilner said...

Our Grandson would love the Teso 100 piece set. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

Alexia Abby said...

A item that I would like to get is the belly bump set! It looks like so much fun!

kim burnett said...

I like the living sands craft exhibit!

Tracy Jones said...

My daughter would like the Kooky Kitchen.

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Rose Red said...

I like the Planet Frog house.

tammmm said...

The magic penny magic kit looks like fun.

618mom said...

I like the twilight cars

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to get the Color Magic Sticker Play Book for my daughter.

Molli Vandehey said...

my 2 little ones would LOVE belly bump jr! i could just see them having so much fun!

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the Texo 100 pc set. So much to build with that.

Adrianne B said...

I would love to get the Cave Girl Excavation kit!

Andrina Goetz said...

My son would love the R/C Snap Circuit Rover Deluxe for Christmas.

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

i like the urban fold toy
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Kristen said...

I like the ZAC Zoob Alien Creature.

mecarolks said...

I like the Hurricane Helicopter.

Jen F said...

My daughter would love the Kooky Kitchen chemistry set!

Lisa Rupertus said...

My kids would love the Deluxe Holographic Animation.

Danielle Lima said...

Ringling Brothers Pretzel Maker

Kristin Duncan said...

Claw game
http://www.museumtour.com/product/7939/Claw#.UpzE4UbpK70

Sarah said...

My son would love the Jump Rocket Deluxe Set!

CarrieAnn13 said...

I would like to get my boys the SmartMax 25 Building set

Treesa said...

My neaphew would love the Robotic T-Rex

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Helga said...

I like the art noveau set.

Andrea Byrne said...

the chaos tower would be a blasst for the family to build

Wanda Clark said...

My grandson would get a kick scaring his sister with this Robotic Scorpion.

Serenap95 said...

I like the http://www.thanksmailcarrier.com/2013/11/tassimo-t55-single-cup-brewing-system-review-giveaway.html

Terra H. said...

The Basic Geode Kit (Set of 6) would be great for my son. Thanks.
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Nicole said...

the illuminated ant farm gel colony is something my son would love

Kayla Sutton said...

I think my oldest would love the laser pegs!!!!!!!!! those look awesome!

Michelle said...

My kids would like the Robotic T Rex. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Stephen Alexander said...

I'd love to give Solar Mechanics

Jennifer Speed said...

I would love to get the Kooky Kitchen specifically for my little cousin

steve stone said...

the robotic t rex if cool.
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Carrie Phelps said...

My grandsons are obsessed with Star Wars so they would love to receive the Star Wars Folded Flyers.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The Hexbug or Robotic Trex would be perfect for my sons!

Gianna said...

Magformers Light Show.

smilekisses said...

My daughter would love the Ukulele.
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Pat said...

I'd like to give the Juggling Set.

The Teachers Wife said...

I'd have to say that Infared eyeball is pretty cool!
Crystal

The Teachers Wife said...

I'd have to say that Infared eyeball is pretty cool!
Crystal

ReggieMann said...

Laser Pegs Sci-Fi

Urd-chan said...

I've always been a sucker for museum gift shops and websites. I could go broke buying things from them! I'd love to get the Mummy Kit from the Museum Tour's website.

Jessica said...

I would love the Kooky Kitchen set for my daughter.

Karen F said...

I know my boys would love the Max Traxxx Tracer Racing Set 16ft.

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I'd like to get the Laser Pegs Sci-Fi set for my daughter. I can see her playing a lot with that!

lissa crane said...

I would love to give my son the Doodling Robot! He would love it!

Douglas Houston said...

I would like to get my little nephew a Nano Falcon Helicopter

Sara Wagner said...

I would love the SmartMax Build & Light. My son loves SmartMax!

Beth R said...

I would get the cave girl excavation kit for my niece.

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I like the flower oragami book.

bac1 said...

id give the Anteater Bug Vac to someone

jessica holybee said...

Terrestrial telescope looks cool

Evelyn B said...

I actually own this item but would love to gift it to a young cousin :) Deluxe Trilingual Sequence

Heather De Luna said...

I think the Fireworks Grand Finale looks supercool and fun. Something everyone in the family will enjoy it.

mary gardner said...

I'd love to get the Water Rocket 6 Pack for my son!

Carole Ingram said...

I would love to get the Nano set for my son :)

MELINA said...

i would like to give the Slimy, Sticky, Silly Stuff to my son.

blew415 said...

My husband would like Comic Illustration Book Kit

Jennifer Q. said...

I like the LCD Digital Telescope
$199.99

petchk79 said...

My daughter would love the kid bop microphone stand, although there are so many other cool choices too, it would be definitely a hard choice!

sunnydiana said...

I like the Water Color Canvas. My daughter would love it.

Libby Fenter said...

My son would love the Hurricane Helicopter.
Elizabeth Fenter

corey1971 said...

My son would love the Customizer Mini Rocket. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Gina F. said...

I would like to give the Fireworks Grand Finale as a gift for the holidays.

Buddy Garrett said...

I would like to give the Art Nouveau Workshop.

lilyk said...

The Enchantmints Unicorn Jewelry Box looks very nice!