Field Trip Day

Field Trip Day 7 : The Bunny Museum

What started out as a bunny plush gift from her husband gradually turned into a passion for collecting all things hoppity hop for Pasadena resident Candace Frazee and her husband Steve Lubanski.  First opened in 1998 it currently holds the Guiness World Record for the largest collection of rabbits and rabbit products.

The museum is situated in a residential neighborhood, an unlikely location for such bizarre place.  But it isn’t hard to find-just look for a huge bunny topiary in the front lawn of the house.

Yep you just can't miss it.
Yep you just can’t miss it.

Step Right into the Bunny Land
Step Right into the Bunny Land

Step right up.
Step right up.
Except for a really tight space which is not good for the claustrophobics and a pretty awful stench, be prepared for the walk on the wild hoppy side.

You are now entering the Bunny Zone...
You are now entering the Bunny Zone…

The first bunny that started it all.
The first bunny that started it all.

Hope you dont have rabbit phobias.
Hope you dont have rabbit phobias.

If you smoke a rabbit joint this is what it would look like.
If you smoke a rabbit joint this is what it would look like.

I'm dreaming of hoppy land
I’m dreaming of hoppy land

too. many. rabbits.
too. many. rabbits.

I must warn you, you need to hold your breath.
I must warn you, you need to hold your breath.

The proud Queen of the Bunnies, Candace Frazee.
The proud Queen of the Bunnies, Candace Frazee.

Every nook and cranny of this house has em.
Every nook and cranny of this house has em.

Rabbits love games too.
Rabbits love games too.

How many books on rabbits can there be.  More than you can imagine...
How many books on rabbits can there be. More than you can imagine…

Is this really the kitchen?
Is this really the kitchen?

Even the kitchen is not safe from the hoppy critters.
Even the kitchen is not safe from the hoppy critters.

How many different magnets can you spot here?
How many different magnets can you spot here?

Of course whats a Bunny Museum without a real Bunny
Of course whats a Bunny Museum without a real Bunny

If you like drawing hop on in with the chalks.
If you like drawing hop on in with the chalks.

Stepping out to the backyard..
Stepping out to the backyard..

Enter the Bunny Garden!
Enter the Bunny Garden!

All things hopity hop at every step of the way
All things hopity hop at every step of the way

The pathway of the Bunnyland
The pathway of the Bunnyland

The garden
The garden

You cant even peep through this window.
You cant even peep through this window.

Ah remember the movie SPACE JAM?
Ah remember the movie SPACE JAM?

Bunnies comes in all shapes sizes and materials here.  Even Cookie Jars.
Bunnies comes in all shapes sizes and materials here. Even Cookie Jars.

Hoppy pinatas
Hoppy pinatas

 Note this room no longer has the right to the sunshines from the window.
Note this room no longer has the right to the sunshines from the window.

My favorite Bugs Bunny in the house (And is that Donald Duck in the left?)
My favorite Bugs Bunny in the house (And is that Donald Duck in the left?)

You can easily get lost in this hall of furries
You can easily get lost in this hall of furries

Some creepy looking rabbit inspired masks.  Collected from various regions around the world, they are carved out of wood.
Some creepy looking rabbit inspired masks. Collected from various regions around the world, they are carved out of wood.

Some sparkly trinkets collected from Hong Kong back when they were celebrating the Year of the Rabbit in 2011.
Some sparkly trinkets collected from Hong Kong back when they were celebrating the Year of the Rabbit in 2011.

Collection from the White House Easter Egg Hunt.  Yes they are real.
Collection from the White House Easter Egg Hunt. Yes they are real.

What's a cat doing in a house full of bunnies?
What’s a cat doing in a house full of bunnies?

The original mascot of the museum, lovingly stuffed and displayed in its full glory
The original mascot of the museum, lovingly stuffed and displayed in its full glory

And more stuffed bunnies that have followed over the years.
And more stuffed bunnies that have followed over the years.

The Official Proof that this is the most collection of bunnies they ever had in one place
The Official Proof that this is the most collection of bunnies they ever had in one place
At the time of the visit I learned they are in the process of making a move to a bigger building within the next few months or so.  Which means more room for even more bunnies!

To stay tuned go to www.thebunnymuseum.com

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