Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum is a museum that is completely full of different shapes, sizes, and colors of nutcrackers. People of all ages are welcome. There are many kids nutcrackers like mickey mouse, darth vader, etc. There is a nutcracker scavenger hunt for ages 3 and up where you have a paper with many different nutcrackers for you to find throughout the museum and once you are finished you get a prize. There are many other fun activities for the kids to do while at Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. At the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum you can go tour the museum and study all the different nutcrackers. There are also school field trips that are available.
You are able to come and tour the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. You can call ahead of time and reserve a spot for your group or you can just show up and come right in. The museum prefers groups up to 20 or 25, so if your group is larger you can split into groups and still take the tour. During this tour your group will come in and start off by watching a short, 17 minute, video that tells you about the history of the nutcrackers, then you will be able to participate in a demonstration that is very hands-on with the unique nutcrackers. Once they are done with the demonstration, the group will be able to tour the museum and see all of the nutcrackers.
In the museum you will be able to see over 7,000 nutcrackers from over 50 countries. The oldest nutcracker in the museum dates back to Roman times. On the tour you can see the evolution of the material and structure of the nutcrackers. The nutcrackers are made out of different materials. Some are made from wood, porcelain, ivory, or metal.