For the month of November, you can find tops from around the world on display in our Lower Lobby display case. The tops on display originate from 10 countries and are part of Larry DiBiase’s personal collection.
About the Display
The tops on display originate from 10 different countries including Colombia, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Nicaragua and the USA.
From the USA, Larry brought plastic tops made from recycled materials. The tops are all light-weight, colorful and of various sizes. As with many tops on display, these tops can have a string wrapped around the tip with the other end looped around one’s finger. Once set, the tops can be flung in the air and caught in the palm of one’s hand still spinning.
Lower in the display, in the right hand corner is a large top from Taiwan. This large top, painted red, green and yellow, also comes with some rope that helps it spin. Also on the lower section of the display are metal tops from China and Indonesia.
Top That! Children’s Program
On Saturday, November 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, Larry is offering a top program for children. Designed for 3 – 6 graders, Top That! explores the fun of spinning table tops. Children will have a chance to spin many different kinds of tops from around the world. Some of the tops do unexpected things, while others don’t even look like a top. There will be demos of different tricks and each attendee will be able to create and decorate their own top to take home. Click here if you’d like to register your child for this program.
Spinning Around the World, featuring tops from Larry DiBiase’s personal collection, is on display in the Lower Lobby display case now through November 30. Top That! explores the fun of spinning table tops. The children’s program takes place on Saturday, November 18, from 3 – 4:30 PM.