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.

November

20
Tuesday, November 20

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

20
Tuesday, November 20

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

21
Wednesday, November 21
Noon

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

21
Wednesday, November 21

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

21
Wednesday, November 21

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

22
Thursday, November 22

The museum is closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. 

23
Friday, November 23

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

23
Friday, November 23

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

24
Saturday, November 24

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

24
Saturday, November 24

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

25
Sunday, November 25

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

25
Sunday, November 25

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

26
Monday, November 26
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

26
Monday, November 26

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

26
Monday, November 26

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

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.  

Sponsored by 

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

27
Tuesday, November 27

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

27
Tuesday, November 27

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

28
Wednesday, November 28
Noon

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

28
Wednesday, November 28
6 p.m.

Learn about the preschool and early kindergarten programs at Woodbury School during the Parent Information Night. Woodbury School’s unique setting at The Strong museum provides countless opportunities for playful learning. Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins December 1. Registration is not necessary for the Parent Information Night. Call 585-263-2700 or click here for more information.

28
Wednesday, November 28

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

28
Wednesday, November 28

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

29
Thursday, November 29

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

29
Thursday, November 29

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

30
Friday, November 30

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

30
Friday, November 30

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

December

1
Saturday, December 1
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Put your athletic skills to the test! Hop onto an endurance course provided by The Warrior Factory.  Build strength as you jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges on an obstacle course. Use speed and precision to scale the popular "warped wall," an eight-foot-tall curved barrier. All weekend long, meet and take pictures with a contestant from the popular American Ninja Warriors television show.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

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

1
Saturday, December 1

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

1
Saturday, December 1

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

1
Saturday, December 1
2 p.m.

Join Pirate Toy Fund founder Gary the Happy Pirate, Rebecca Leclair, and 13WHAM as they mark the end of this year's toy drive. Enjoy a performance by the Happy Pirates and watch the unveiling of the Xceed Financial Credit Union Toy-ometer to see if the toy fund hits its 20,000 toy goal. 

The Pirate Toy Fund is the only non-profit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys all year long to children in need thorugh the Greater Rochester region. It has distributed more than 250,000 toys since 1995. A collection box is available at the museum's entrance. 

1
Saturday, December 1

Bricks and Minifigs stores across the country will honor the 20th annivesary of LEGO being inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame (class of 1998). The stores will have themed activities throughout the day, such as scavenger hunts, puzzles, and coloring sheets. Customers attending the event will receive a co-branded minifig and be entered to win a prize package that includes a National Toy Hall of Fame T-shirt. bricksandminifigs.com

2
Sunday, December 2
Noon–4 p.m.

This event is sold out. 

Scout troops can flutter into the museum for a behind-the-scenes experience in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a classroom-style talk with The Strong’s biologist, who will provide fascinating facts and information about butterflies. Stroll through Upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden featuring hundreds of butterflies and tropical flowers. Design a butterfly feeder for your yard and make butterfly seed packets to give during the holiday season. Store your new creations in a decorated butterfly bag. This experience includes general museum admission to explore other exhibits, including Imagination Destination, Toy Halls of Fame, and American Comic Book Heroes.

Registration is required. Space is limited. This program is for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in kindergarten through grade 5. 

2
Sunday, December 2

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

2
Sunday, December 2

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

2
Sunday, December 2
1–4 p.m.

Put your athletic skills to the test! Hop onto an endurance course provided by The Warrior Factory.  Build strength as you jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges on an obstacle course. Use speed and precision to scale the popular "warped wall," an eight-foot-tall curved barrier. All weekend long, meet and take pictures with a contestant from the popular American Ninja Warriors television show.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

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

3
Monday, December 3
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

A museum staff member is your guide through more than 300 years of American cultural history in a 20-minute tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit. This three-hour experience includes general admission to explore the entire museum before or after the guided tour.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

3
Monday, December 3

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

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.  

Sponsored by 

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

4
Tuesday, December 4

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

5
Wednesday, December 5
Noon

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

5
Wednesday, December 5

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

6
Thursday, December 6

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

7
Friday, December 7

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

8
Saturday, December 8
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with Frosty and the “huggable snowman” as the duo stroll through the museum. Marvel at a detailed winter village scene crafted by Rochester Lego Users Group. Read a snowy story to Tacky the Penguin and cozy up with a book in the Winter Reading Corner. Design a colorful snowflake, craft a penguin using your handprint, and try your hand at a snowman bowling game. On Saturday, delight in previews of The Nutcracker by dancers from the New York State Ballet.

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

8
Saturday, December 8

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

9
Sunday, December 9
1–4 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with Frosty and the “huggable snowman” as the duo stroll through the museum. Marvel at a detailed winter village scene crafted by Rochester Lego Users Group. Read a snowy story to Tacky the Penguin and cozy up with a book in the Winter Reading Corner. Design a colorful snowflake, craft a penguin using your handprint, and try your hand at a snowman bowling game. On Saturday, delight in previews of The Nutcracker by dancers from the New York State Ballet.

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

9
Sunday, December 9

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

10
Monday, December 10
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

10
Monday, December 10

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

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.  

Sponsored by 

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

11
Tuesday, December 11

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

12
Wednesday, December 12
Noon

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

12
Wednesday, December 12

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

12
Wednesday, December 12
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

13
Thursday, December 13

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

14
Friday, December 14

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

15
Saturday, December 15

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

16
Sunday, December 16

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

17
Monday, December 17
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

17
Monday, December 17

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

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.  

Sponsored by 

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

18
Tuesday, December 18

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

19
Wednesday, December 19
Noon

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

19
Wednesday, December 19

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

20
Thursday, December 20

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

21
Friday, December 21

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

22
Saturday, December 22

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

22
Saturday, December 22

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

23
Sunday, December 23

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

23
Sunday, December 23

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

24
Monday, December 24

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

24
Monday, December 24

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

24
Monday, December 24

The museum closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 24. 

25
Tuesday, December 25

The museum is closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. 

26
Wednesday, December 26

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

26
Wednesday, December 26

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

27
Thursday, December 27

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

27
Thursday, December 27

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

28
Friday, December 28

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

28
Friday, December 28

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

29
Saturday, December 29

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

29
Saturday, December 29

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

30
Sunday, December 30

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

30
Sunday, December 30

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

31
Monday, December 31

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

31
Monday, December 31

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

31
Monday, December 31

The museum closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 31. 

January

1
Tuesday, January 1

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

1
Tuesday, January 1

The museum opens at noon on Tuesday, January 1. 

2
Wednesday, January 2

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

3
Thursday, January 3

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

4
Friday, January 4

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

5
Saturday, January 5

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

6
Sunday, January 6

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

7
Monday, January 7

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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