The amazing plastic mold machine!

One of my favorite memories of childhood is the smell of melted plastic.

Gross I know – but hear me out!

Field trips to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry always meant stopping to beg for a plastic mold! It didn’t matter to me what they were shaped like – but I loved watching the machine spit out something it just made from melted plastic.

I was very excited to discover the machines at Tampa’s Busch Gardens!!

We got many of them in the park.  Not all, as some of the machines weren’t working.

But on our recent Chicago trip, we were all excited ot find that the Museum of Science and Industry still had them!!!

Here’s a look at some of our treasures.