Callaway Resort & Gardens Unveils Exciting New Exhibit “Toys: The Inside Story” Limited Time Summer Exhibit

June 06, 2024

[Pine Mountain, GA – June 6, 2024] — Callaway Resort & Gardens is thrilled to announce the opening of its latest summer exhibition, “Toys: The Inside Story,” a fascinating exploration into the mechanics behind some of our favorite childhood playthings. This limited time exhibit opens on June 15, 2024, and runs daily through Wednesday, September 4, 2024.

“We’re excited to bring a new summer exhibit to the Callaway Discovery Center with the addition of 'Toys.' This exhibit offers something for the young and young at heart, pulling at the nostalgia of classic toys while providing interactive fun for all ages. It's a delightful new experience for Callaway, available for a limited time only, and we can't wait for our guests to enjoy it.” says Chris Lutz, Callaway Resort & Gardens Vice President & General Manager.

"Toys: The Inside Story" features 12 interactive stations that reveal the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys. From gears and pulleys to linkages, cams, and circuits, the exhibit offers a hands-on opportunity for visitors to create their own toy-like combinations and gain a deeper understanding of how these mechanisms work. One of the highlights of the exhibit is "Jack Gets Out of His Box," which provides a close-up view of the cam combination that allows Jack to spring out of his box.

Additionally, the exhibit showcases the intricate collection of switches, cams, and motors that bring Elmo® to life and make Mr. Machine® operate. The free-form and open-ended nature of many displays, such as "Gears at Play" and the "Jeepers Peepers" pulley challenge, encourages visitors to experiment and discover the effects of gear ratios and pulleys through play. This interactive approach makes the exhibit a fun and educational experience for children and families alike.

Developed by the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT, with funding from a National Science Foundation grant, "Toys: The Inside Story" is part of the TEAMS (Traveling Exhibits at Museums of Science) initiative, a collaborative effort among seven museums across the country.

"Toys: The Inside Story" will be on display daily at Callaway Gardens in the Discovery Center from June 15, 2024, through September 4, 2024. Members can kick off the festivities early on June 15th during an exclusive member event, featuring the Auburn University Robotics Club. The clubs will be on-site hosting various robot scrimmage matches and informational sessions. Visitors can marvel at the ingenuity and skill on display, participate in robotic races, and navigate maze activations. It’s an exciting opportunity to engage with cutting-edge technology and learn from some of the brightest minds in robotics. Callaway volunteers will also be on site to assist guests in hands on based programming, crafts, and games.

This limited time experience gives guests reason to become a Callaway Gardens Member and enjoy unlimited access to this captivating exhibit while getting a break from the summer heat. Guests can explore the exciting new indoor exhibit as it offers a refreshing change of pace while keeping them entertained and engaged. It’s the perfect way to cool down and enjoy a different side of Callaway during your visit.


What: All-New Exhibit at Callaway Resort & Gardens featuring TOYS: The Inside Story

Who: Media passes and reporting access available by request. Please call (706) 663 - 5015 or email for arrangements.

When: Daily, Saturday, June 15 – Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Where: Callaway Resort & Gardens: Discovery Center


  • Gardens Admission - Adult $29.99   Child (3-11) $19.99
  • Overnight - Free for Overnight Guests
  • Members - FREE ADMISSION

More info: Callaway Resort & Gardens (

Capture the thrill of this exciting new traveling exhibit with your cameras and notepads. Let us know your arrival time and coverage plans, and our Callaway Marketing Team will ensure you have access to exclusive interviews and special requests. The all-new TOYS exhibit promises an extraordinary visual and auditory experience. 



Imagined and created by Cason and Virginia Callaway more than seven decades ago, Callaway Resort & Gardens is a refuge from everyday stresses for millions of visitors. Callaway Resort & Gardens is an everchanging 2,500-acre historic woodland garden with miles of nature trails designed to celebrate the area’s natural beauty and native species, encouraging families to get outdoors and naturally connect with each other and with nature. Located just over an hour from Atlanta, the resort is tucked away in picturesque Pine Mountain, Georgia, recently named by Southern Living as one of the “15 Best Places to Travel in the South in March” and by Forbes as “the best place to travel for families in 2024.” Activities and recreation include biking, hiking, golfing, birdwatching, swimming, ziplining, canoeing, fishing, or simply unwinding at the spa. With a tropical butterfly conservatory, a lakeside white sand beach, and special events, every season offers different things to experience. Resort accommodation includes 300 guest rooms at a full-service lodge or family-friendly cottages and villas with living rooms, full-size kitchens, screened patios, fireplaces, and barbecues all included. Resort amenities include a world-class spa, thirty-six holes of golf, and a variety of restaurants. More information and reservations are available at or 1-800-CALLAWAY.

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