These days, toys seem to fall into one of two categories: cheap pieces of plastic trendiness or overpriced geekery that never escapes its original packaging. Somewhere along the line, it seems like people have forgotten the greatness that is the toy, but luckily there's something to remind us. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo (as well as the Mexican Bicentennial of the Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution), The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, along with the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, present Mexico: Festival of Toys. Featuring over 600 handmade toys (many dating back to the 1920s), the interactive toy exhibit shows us toys as art, cultural symbol and good old creative fun. Mexico: Festival of Toys opens Wednesday and will be on view until August 10 in the FWMSH's Innovation Gallery, 1600 Gendy St. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children and seniors and free for museum members. Call 817-255-9300 or visit fortworthmuseum.org.
May 5-Aug. 10, 2010