FAQs

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Is the entire collection currently on display?

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No, due to limited space and the massive size of the collection we will be rotating the displays. Stay tuned to our Facebook and website to see when your favorite toy line will be displayed.

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Do you accept cash donations or sponsorships?

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Of course! Your donations are tax deductible as we are non-profit and you can sponsor an exhibit, get your name on the donor wall and help our work with children with special needs.

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I would like to volunteer my time/skills to the museum, how do I go about doing that?

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Just give us an email or phone call and we will find something fun for you to do!

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Are your donations tax deductible?

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The Austin Toy Museum is organized and operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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I attend events in Austin a few times a year. SXSW, Austin City Limits festival, and others. Is the Toy museum anywhere near the Convention Center or Auditorium Shores?

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We're just off of I-35, at 1108 East Cesar Chavez in Austin, Texas. If you're a biker or walker/jogger, the ATM (Austin Toy Museum) is within range of the areas mentioned.

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I have 5 children I’d like to tour the museum with. Do you ever have “Discount Days”?

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Yes we do. Please see our website's home page for upcoming specials!

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Do you provide group discounts?

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It's always enjoyable for us to work with groups! Among the things we offer are group discounts, private parties, personal tours, and much more. Feel free to give us a call!

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I’ve seen the TV news stories on your website. You said you have over 20,000 toys, but those are just from one collector! How many does the ATM have overall?

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The inventory grows as our gracious supporters donate toys and other appropriate items. The total number of items available for display now exceeds 40,000! The sheer volume precludes displaying them all in the Museum at the same time, so they will be rotated in and out to keep the experience "fresh" for our patrons.

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OK. Tell me, how did Caleb amass over 20,000 toys, games, and other items for the Austin Toy Museum?

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It has been a lifetime labor of love. During his childhood, he was blessed with parents who kept all of his toys for a rainy day. In adulthood, he has continued collecting, but more from the perspective of a serious collector and educator. Caleb is an Autism specialist for the Austin Independent School District, and several of his toys have been used in lessons and activities. He even had one of his classes build a life-sized R2D2 droid, which was a huge hit with the children while promoting an environment of cooperation and responsibility. Read the writeup by Austin ABC affiliate KVUE.COM.

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I would like to donate my childhood toys to the museum, do you accept donations?

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Yes! We love taking in toys, giving them a good cleaning, doing restoration work and giving them a home where everyone can enjoy your childhood friends, not to mention your donations are tax deductible.