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Get to FAO Schwarz before it closes

The flagship FAO Schwarz store is closing in July, and if you haven’t been to this 5th Avenue location, here are 12 reasons you should go before it’s gone.

1. Get a bear in a bag – the FAO Schwarz bear

The FAO Schwarz bear

The FAO Schwarz bear

2. Get your fortune from the Zohar.

The Zohar

The Zohar

3. Make a puppet at the Muppet workshop.

Puppet making workshop at FAO Schwarz

Puppet making workshop at FAO Schwarz

4. See if you can get through the FAO Schweetz shop without buying some of the candy.

candy at FAO Schwarz

candy at FAO Schwarz

5. Get a FAO Schwarz doorman cookie

FAO Schwarz cookie

FAO Schwarz cookie – $9.99

5. Make a Madame Alexander doll, choosing the head, body and clothes.

Make your own Madame Alexander doll

Make your own Madame Alexander doll

6. Get your ears pierced at Claire’s inside FAO Schwarz.

Get your ears pierced at FAO Schwarz

Get your ears pierced at FAO Schwarz

7. The huge LEGO section has a number of big LEGO sculptures you can pose with, like this LEGO doorman.

LEGO FAO Schwarz doorman

LEGO FAO Schwarz doorman

7. Play the big piano – like in the movie Big.

The big piano

The big piano

8. The Stars Wars section has a great storm trooper statue. Check it out.

Pose with a LEGO storm trooper

Pose with a LEGO storm trooper

9. Get decorated with face painting, glitter and tattoos!

get your face painted

get your face painted

10. Find a geode and crack it in the minerals section. They have a special contraption to crack it in, so the pieces won’t hit you or anyone else.

break a geode

break a geode

10. Charge your phone if it’s running low.

charge your phone

charge your phone

11. On your way out, go on a wild animal safari with big animals and baby ones.

wild animals

wild animals

12. Look at the clock. It was inside on the clock tower from 1986 to 2004.

The clock was inside FAO Schwarz from 1986-2004.

The clock was inside FAO Schwarz from 1986-2004.

What are you going to miss about FAO Schwarz? What are your best memories?

 

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