Calendar

So much fun, so close to home! Unless otherwise noted, special events typically end by 4 p.m. and are included with general museum admission fees.

Programs underwritten in part by official airline of The Strong.

July

21
Saturday, July 21
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

21
Saturday, July 21

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

21
Saturday, July 21

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

22
Sunday, July 22
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

22
Sunday, July 22

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

22
Sunday, July 22

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

22
Sunday, July 22
9 a.m.–noon

Enjoy The Strong before it opens to the public at an exclusive event designed for children with special sensory, developmental, or physical needs. Explore the museum in a comfortable and accepting environment that features fewer guests, light and sound reduction, extra visual safety signage, and designated quiet areas that include sensory friendly toys. Also enjoy story readings and a free visit to the relaxing Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden before noon. 

Learn more and register at museumofplay.org/calendar/sensory-friendly-sunday. Sensory-Friendly Sundays at The Strong are supported in part by the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.

23
Monday, July 23
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

23
Monday, July 23

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

23
Monday, July 23

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

24
Tuesday, July 24
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

24
Tuesday, July 24

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

24
Tuesday, July 24

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

25
Wednesday, July 25
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

25
Wednesday, July 25

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

25
Wednesday, July 25

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

26
Thursday, July 26
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

26
Thursday, July 26

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

26
Thursday, July 26

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

27
Friday, July 27
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

27
Friday, July 27

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

27
Friday, July 27

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

28
Saturday, July 28
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

28
Saturday, July 28

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

28
Saturday, July 28

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

29
Sunday, July 29
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

29
Sunday, July 29

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

29
Sunday, July 29

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

30
Monday, July 30
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

30
Monday, July 30

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

31
Tuesday, July 31
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

31
Tuesday, July 31

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

August

1
Wednesday, August 1
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

1
Wednesday, August 1

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

2
Thursday, August 2
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

2
Thursday, August 2

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

3
Friday, August 3
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

3
Friday, August 3

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

4
Saturday, August 4
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

4
Saturday, August 4

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

5
Sunday, August 5
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

5
Sunday, August 5

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

6
Monday, August 6
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

6
Monday, August 6

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

7
Tuesday, August 7
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

7
Tuesday, August 7

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

8
Wednesday, August 8
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

8
Wednesday, August 8

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

9
Thursday, August 9
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

9
Thursday, August 9

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

10
Friday, August 10
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

10
Friday, August 10

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

11
Saturday, August 11
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

11
Saturday, August 11

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

12
Sunday, August 12
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

12
Sunday, August 12

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

13
Monday, August 13
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

13
Monday, August 13

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

14
Tuesday, August 14
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

14
Tuesday, August 14

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

15
Wednesday, August 15
5:30–9:30 p.m.

Play with a purpose at the Happiest Hour, a fundraiser to support The Strong. The Happiest Hour is The Strong’s after-hours event for adults only.  For more information, visit museumofplay.org/support/special-events/happiest-hour

15
Wednesday, August 15
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

15
Wednesday, August 15

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

15
Wednesday, August 15
5:30–9:30 p.m.

Play with a purpose at the Happiest Hour, a fundraiser to support The Strong. The Happiest Hour is The Strong’s after-hours event for adults only.  For more information, visit museumofplay.org/support/special-events/happiest-hour

16
Thursday, August 16
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

16
Thursday, August 16

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

17
Friday, August 17
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

17
Friday, August 17

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

18
Saturday, August 18
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

18
Saturday, August 18

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

19
Sunday, August 19
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

19
Sunday, August 19

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

20
Monday, August 20
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

20
Monday, August 20

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

21
Tuesday, August 21
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

21
Tuesday, August 21

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

22
Wednesday, August 22
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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22
Wednesday, August 22

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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23
Thursday, August 23
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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23
Thursday, August 23

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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24
Friday, August 24
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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24
Friday, August 24

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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25
Saturday, August 25
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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25
Saturday, August 25

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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26
Sunday, August 26
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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26
Sunday, August 26

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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27
Monday, August 27
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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27
Monday, August 27

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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28
Tuesday, August 28
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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28
Tuesday, August 28

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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29
Wednesday, August 29
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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29
Wednesday, August 29

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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30
Thursday, August 30
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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30
Thursday, August 30

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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31
Friday, August 31
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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31
Friday, August 31

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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September

1
Saturday, September 1

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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2
Sunday, September 2

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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3
Monday, September 3

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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3
Monday, September 3

Last chance to travel to faraway galaxies through dynamic, hands-on sci-fi activities and discover science fiction books, toys, video games, and other artifacts from The Strong’s collections. Direct a remote-controlled ball through an obstacle course, launch a paper rocket into the air, check out the multiplayer version of Space Invaders, and more. 

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4
Tuesday, September 4

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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5
Wednesday, September 5

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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6
Thursday, September 6

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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7
Friday, September 7

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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8
Saturday, September 8

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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9
Sunday, September 9

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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10
Monday, September 10
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

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10
Monday, September 10

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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11
Tuesday, September 11

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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12
Wednesday, September 12

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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13
Thursday, September 13

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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14
Friday, September 14

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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15
Saturday, September 15

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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15
Saturday, September 15
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Experience the wonders of space when the state-of-the-art Be the Astronaut exhibit rockets into The Strong. Plan a space mission, learn about the technology and math skills required to be an astronaut, and fly spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers. Opening weekend only, craft an astronaut helmet and wear it as you explore the exhibit. 

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15
Saturday, September 15
9–10 a.m.

Members: Delight in experiencing the Be the Astronaut exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

16
Sunday, September 16

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour and get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply.

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16
Sunday, September 16
1–4 p.m.

Experience the wonders of space when the state-of-the-art Be the Astronaut exhibit rockets into The Strong. Plan a space mission, learn about the technology and math skills required to be an astronaut, and fly spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers. Opening weekend only, craft an astronaut helmet and wear it as you explore the exhibit. 

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16
Sunday, September 16
11 a.m.–noon

Members: Delight in experiencing the Be the Astronaut exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

17
Monday, September 17
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

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24
Monday, September 24
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

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October

1
Monday, October 1
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

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15
Monday, October 15
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

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22
Monday, October 22
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

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26
Friday, October 26

The museum is closed in preparation of the Play Ball Gala. 

26
Friday, October 26
6–10:30 p.m.

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. 

29
Monday, October 29
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

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November

5
Monday, November 5
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

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19
Monday, November 19
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

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26
Monday, November 26
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

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December

3
Monday, December 3
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

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10
Monday, December 10
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

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17
Monday, December 17
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

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