Geeky Gift Guide: What To Get Every Geek on Your List!

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Geeky Experience

For: The history geek

Price: Varies

Sometimes the best gift to give isn’t a thing at all, but an experience. What better way to show someone you care than to take them somewhere to see the thing they love up close and personal. It can be something as simple as a showing of their favorite movie back on the big screen or a trip to the museum.

There are many fun exhibits across the country for geeky fans of all kinds. Starting at the end of the month The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Kids (and pretty much anyone who has seen Jurassic Park) love dinosaurs. What is better than seeing the bones of these magnificent creatures up close? It’s a great educational opportunity and also a good way to pretend you’re visiting Isla Nubar without the fear of getting eaten.

If you live on the west coast and know an old school gamer, the Pacific Pinball Museum can’t be beat. Located in Alameda, California, the museum boasts, “the largest collection of working pinball machines from the 1930’s to present day.” The $20 price of admission includes free play on all games. Really what could be better than that?

And if there’s a movie geek in your life, a trip to the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. is a must. Featuring pop cultural objects including the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, sheet music from Disney’s Pinocchio, and Evil Knievel’s jumpsuit, the whole family is bound to find something they like. It is a fascinating look at how far pop culture has come.

A quick google search for “geeky events or exhibits” should help you find the best experience near you. Or check local museums for speciality exhibits.

They’ll Love It If: they don’t have room for any more funkos; they find learning fun

Buy It Here: Jurassic World: The Exhibition; Pacific Pinball Museum; National Museum of American History (free)