Dinosaurs in Fairfax City?? You can find them and other specimens of science and history at Mini Museum! They have a treasure trove of inspiring science here on earth all the way to space. Check out the cool artifacts online at Mini Museum and learn more about them below.
Tell us a little about Mini Museum.
Mini Museum’s mission is to share the love of science and history with people around the world. We do this by creating collections of rare and unique items from across space and time. We’re sort of like the Nature Company meets Cosmos but online.
What makes Mini Museum unique to Fairfax City?
Not many businesses in Fairfax City have actual dinosaurs and real spaceships on hand! We should also mention that our workshop is NOT open to the public but you can visit us 24-7 online at minimuseum.com.
What encouraged you to take the leap to get started?
This is our sixth year in Fairfax City and we love it. We got started with a Kickstarter project that went viral back in 2014. By 2015, we’d reached customers in more than 100 countries.
What inspired you to open an business in Fairfax City?
We had to move out of our garages! Most of our team has worked in Fairfax City for many years now. We were all part of ThinkGeek, so it was only natural that we’d want to come back to our roots. Fairfax City is a great place to do business in general, especially e-commerce.
What do you enjoy most about having a business in Fairfax City?
For us, the location is perfect. We’re close to the Merrifield Post Office which speeds up our USPS shipments significantly. It’s also just a nice environment to be in.
How has Mini Museum changed since its opening?
We’ve grown dramatically in so many ways. Our initial business focused on creating art-like collections of rare objects. We still do that but we’ve expanded into other general merchandise in the same category. As a result, our business has effectively doubled each year.
What do customers say they love about Mini Museum?
What they love most is sharing these incredible bits of history with their families and friends. We make that affordable and accessible in ways that have not been done in the past.
What are some of your fondest memories or biggest successes since Mini Museum has been open?
Overall, we’d have to say that the pictures we’ve received from our customers have to be the fondest memories. We have tens of thousands of customers around the world, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. It is wonderful to see their children grow up and to know that we are doing our best to represent Fairfax City and the Commonwealth both here in the US and abroad.
What’s next for Mini Museum?
The universe is immense and we are only getting started. We have so much to share!
Are there any fun facts you would like residents and visitors to know about Mini Museum?
Where do we start? We are literally a fun fact machine. 😀
We have fossil remains of the oldest life found on earth and remnants of the formation of the solar system. We have material from Apollo missions and ancient arms and armor. Dinosaurs? Oh yes… We have so. many. dinosaurs!
When you’re not working, where in Fairfax City do you like to spend your time?
DeClieu! They help keep us going with their delicious coffee!!!
How can people follow you on social?
@minimuseumshop on IG
@minimuseumshop on FB
@minimuseumshop on Twitter
We are @minimuseumshop on all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Instagram is probably where put most of our effort so come out and have a look at all the cool things!