For families seeking an innovative holiday activity, Kringle’s Inventionasium® delivers a fresh yet timeless interactive experience that honors the spirit of Krismas™.
The Inventionasium® entertains diverse families from all over the world and boasts one of the "Best Santas in the U.S.” according to TIME.com.
"The best day of my life" that's what my six-year-old daughter called it. The experience for her was awesome. Everyone was very cheerful and kid friendly.”
“So much joy and magic is taken out of the holidays nowadays, but Kringle's Inventionasium is the one place we find it year after year. It was truly a beautiful experience for our family. We look forward to our annual trip to visit Mr. Kringle and his friends.
“It just gets better every year!! We traveled from Chicago again this year and weren't disappointed!
The Characters are outstanding and make the whole experience truly memorable and believable. We had an eight-year-old with us this year that was on the brink on not believing anymore, but after going through the Inventionasium, he spent the remainder of our trip making wishes and trying to invent new toys for Mr. Kringle.”
This was the best Santa experience ever. Looking at the sparkle in my kids’ eyes (especially my six-year-old son) as they listened intently to the characters made my husband lean over and say in my ear "totally worth it."
“We did the exclusive tour with our four & six-year-old. They progressively got more into the experience as we went. I had prepared them that it was just one of “Santa’s helpers,” but he was so awesome to them and perfect that they came out sure that "this was the real Santa."
2016 INVENTIONASIUM® HOURS
Dates: November 19, 20, 26, 27 / December 3-4, 10-11, 17-23
Times: 10am - 8pm, 10am - 7pm Sundays
Dates: November 18, 25 / December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16
Times: 3pm - 8pm
Dates: December 24
Times: 10am - 3pm
Color Key: * Discount Days * Peak Days
Located: Inside Tower City Center on Level 1 next to the Horseshoe Casino.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tour the secret departments of Mr. Kringle's Toy Lab. Interact with Kringle’s® elite team of Inventors. Explore each area and engage in hands-on activities. Enjoy a private visit and photo opportunity with Mr. Kringle®. Shop the lavish offerings inside Kringle’s Toy Shoppe®.
Length: Approximately 1 Hour
Your Inventionasium® adventure begins at the entrance to a secret passage with Mr. Kringle's personal assistant, Charolette Hollyhop™.. The extraordinary receptionist measures the groups Imaginativity levels until a top secret assignment is dispatched. Quick! Through the portal!
Once through, find your group in the Hallway of Founders™. Learn the hidden mysteries of the Inventionasium® and its’ most famous Inventologists. Search for clues that will unlock coded messages throughout your tour.
Ideas spark lightning fast inside the Brainstorming Cave™. Harness your creativity and shape prototypes of your most spectacular ideas out of Mr. Kringle’s latest invention.
The Puppet Pattern Workshop™ is a menagerie of eyes, ears, furs and antennae. Join the puppet production team and mix and match new masterpieces! Zany interchangeable parts make possibilities endless.
Experiment with super absorbent polymers at the Grow Snow Laboratory™. Watch as scientists demonstrate Mr. Kringle’s Everlasting Snow Solution™ before your merry eyes!
Toy Engineering™ is home to another toy creation station. Hone in on your inventing skills and concoct simple or sophisticated toys to pitch to Mr. Kringle®.
Meet members of Kringle’s® family in the Hiccup Hangout™. Keep a look out for dancing chandeliers and some rather unexpected surprises!
Finally it’s time for your Private Visit with Mr. Kringle®. Discuss your ideas and review your Krismas™ wish list while our photographers capture your merriest moments on camera.
Before your departure, travel through Kringle’s Toy Shoppe® to peruse your pictures and shop Kringle’s unique toys, decor and gifts from our stylish selection!
2016 INVENTIONASIUM® EXPERIENCE TYPES & RATES
- 60 Minute Theatrical Experience
- Private visit & Photo opportunity w/ Mr. Kringle®
- 1 Souvenir Mr. Kringle & Company® Coloring Book per child given by Mr. Kringle®, himself
- Coat, Bag & Stroller check services
$22 Adults $26 Children (2-12 Years) Free Toddler (0-23 Months)
The Classic Experience Offerings +
Choice of 1 Print, Digital or Take-Your-Own Photography Package
- Choice of 1 Featured Toy per child (ages 2-12) given by Mr. Kringle®, himself
- Personally customized Mr. Kringle® visit
Limited Availability: Only 20% of Inventionasium® Experiences are Deluxe
$36 Adults $48 Children (2-12 Years) Free Toddler (0-23 Months)