Media Calendar

Updated: January 8, 2018

 

The Strong® Museum
Exhibits and Events Calendar 
January Through April 2018

Upcoming Exhibits

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails (January 20–May 6, 2018)
Meet favorite steam engines Thomas, Percy, and Gordon; explore the unique landscape of Sodor; and help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of math and science-based challenges. Dress up as a conductor, guide a train around a steep curve, use rods and wrenches to fix Percy’s wobbly wheels, and more. © 2018 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by 3M.

Long-Term Exhibits

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Learn about luminaries of the video game industry and explore their award-winning creations at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) exhibit, which recognizes outstanding achievements for interactive entertainment and showcases recipients of both the Academy’s D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards and its Special Awards. Scroll through an interactive, touch-screen timeline to learn about D.I.C.E. award recipients across multiple categories, including computer and console game of the year. Produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games in partnership with the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

America at Play Dive into the past and explore more than 300 years of play and pastimes. Discover hundreds of toys—both past and present—to see how play in America has changed and has stayed the same. View rare artifacts and national treasures from The Strong’s world-renowned collections, including the first, handmade Monopoly set by Charles Darrow, who popularized the game. Trace the impact of World War II on toys and see a Buddy L wrecker truck made entirely out of wood. Play a three-person toy trivia game, test your memory with a touch-screen concentration game, and enjoy books about toys and play. Produced by The Strong.

American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil Meet Superman, Iron Man, Batman, and other comic book heroes in an exhibit that explores the history of superhero comic books in America. Climb up the side of a “building,” test your skills at Super Powers School, “fly” through the air like a superhero, and more. Kids will enjoy superhero dress up and role-play. Produced by The Strong.

The Berenstain Bears®: Down a Sunny Dirt Road An original exhibit straight from the pages of the beloved books. Step into the playful world of the Berenstain Bears including Main Street, Farmer Ben’s Farm, and Brother and Sister Bear’s Club Houses. Mama’s Quilt Shop, and Papa’s Workshop. Produced by The Strong in partnership with the Berenstain Family.

Build, Drive, Go Explore vehicles of all sorts, from trucks and trains to planes and boats. Design a race track, build skyscrapers with LEGO bricks, play I-Spy with dollhouses, work at a construction site using Tonka trucks, and more. View vehicle- and building-related artifacts from The Strong’s collections, including a 1865 tinplate train from George Brown; a 1869 tinplate clockwork boat from Ives, Blakeslee & Co.; and an Ellis, Britton & Eaton log cabin play house from 1870 (a precursor to Lincoln Logs). Produced by The Strong.

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? Step onto Sesame Street and go hands-on with activities you see on television. Enter Elmo’s crayon-colored television world, experience the famous brownstone facade of 123 Sesame Street, see yourself on television with the Muppets, “drive” around Sesame Street in a big yellow taxicab, sell movie tickets at the Circle in the Square Cinema ticket booth, and more. Produced by The Strong in collaboration with Sesame Workshop.

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden® Enjoy tropical weather year-round when you visit this glass-enclosed butterfly garden filled with live foliage, a cascading waterfall, turtles, birds, a chameleon, and other wildlife, and hundreds of colorful North American and tropical butterflies. (Additional admission charge of $5 for the butterfly garden for nonmembers and $4 for members. Prices subject to change.)

eGameRevolution® Play your way through the history of video games from pioneer Ralph Baer’s first Brown Box game to today’s high-tech Xbox 360. Enter a recreated, old-fashioned video arcade featuring more than two dozen operating historic video games, or visit one of several emulator stations around the gallery and challenge yourself to more than 40 classic and contemporary PC and console games. Play rare game such as Giant Tetris—the only machine of its kind available for play in all of North America—or gobble up opponents on Pac-Man Battle Royale, the first four-player Pac-Man game. Join in dodge ball and other games on an LED Lightspace floor. Young children will especially enjoy creating artwork with oversized pegs on a gigantic Lite Brite-like pixel wall. See a display honoring the inductees to The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame®. Produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.

Field of Play Discover the power of play in human learning and development at a multimedia theater presentation. Then unleash your playful side: walk through a giant kaleidoscope and create and view your own kaleidoscope patterns, use pulleys to power balls through a gigantic overhead ball machine, “drive” a drag racer, lose all perspective in the exaggerated perspective room, climb a rock wall, create music using kinetic sand in the Jellyfish Jungle, and so much more. Produced by The Strong.

Game Time! Move like a piece on a giant game board through three centuries of American games, puzzles, and public amusements at Game Time! Check out oversized versions of Connect Four, Rush Hour, and Battleship; and a flashing, electronic, big-screen toy bingo. Challenge yourself to a gaggle of games including Jenga, air hockey, dome hockey, paper football, word search games, tangrams, puzzles, and dominoes. Trace the history of board, card, and role-playing games through a multimedia timeline showcasing historic artifacts, photographs, advertisements, and videos. Produced by The Strong.

One History Place Amid original artifacts and reproductions, children explore mini-environments and get a taste of life as it was a century ago. Role-play as a teacher or student in a 19th-century, one-room schoolhouse; delight in a game of “dress up” with turn-of-the-century clothes; “pump” water in the kitchen; and explore the steam engine compartment and coal shoot on the mail train. Produced by The Strong. 

Pinball Playfields Play your way through more than 80 years of pinball history and trace the evolution of the pinball playfield—the surface where the ball ricochets through a maze of lights and obstacles to rack up points—from countertop games of the 1930s to the sophisticated electronic versions that remain popular today. View other unique artifacts, including playfield prototypes, original sketches by pinball-machine designers, and more from The Strong’s collections. Play some of Stern Pinball’s most exciting recent games, including one of only 250 produced X-Men Magneto: Limited Edition (2012), Wrestlemania (2015), Kiss (2015), and the brand-new fantasy-filled Game of Thrones: Limited Edition (2015), part of the Stern Pinball Cluster. Produced by The Strong and sponsored in part by Stern Pinball, Inc.

Play Pals Play house, heal a teddy bear, and save the world. Step into a life-size dollhouse; test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area; steady your hand and test your reflexes with a teddy bear operation game; and create stories at the action adventure table with toy soldiers, superhero action figures, and ferocious dinosaurs. View unique artifacts from The Strong’s collections including an early G.I. Joe prototype, a 1930s velvet Mickey Mouse stuffed animal, and others. Produced by The Strong. The GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area is generously sponsored by GUND®. Newborn Nursery baby dolls and clothing courtesy of the Madame Alexander Doll Company.

Rainbow Reef aquarium A 1,700-gallon coral reef tank displays a dazzling array of brilliantly colored fish, corals, anemones, shrimp, crabs, and other invertebrates. Come face-to-face with living creatures of the reef and observe their fascinating behaviors and marvelous survival adaptations. Additional aquarium tanks feature salt and fresh water fish environments.

Reading Adventureland Step into a life-sized pop-up book and follow the Yellow Brick Road into five literary landscapes from children’s books: Adventure Island (explore a pirate shipwreck, scale a cliff, and crawl through cave tunnels); Mystery Mansion (discover what lies behind the secret bookcase, decipher secret codes, and scour for clues like Nancy Drew or Encyclopedia Brown); Fairy Tale Forest (cross the Troll Bridge, step into Cinderella’s pumpkin coach, visit the Fairy Tale Cottage, climb a Beanstalk to the Giant’s Castle, and sit at King Arthur’s Round Table); the Upside-Down Nonsense House (a topsy-turvy house filled with ridiculous rhymes, silly food—green eggs and ham anyone?—tongue twisters, and mirror illusions); and the Wizard’s Workshop (mix up a magic potion and make a wand, wizard hat, or playful puppet). Produced by The Strong.

Wegmans Super Kids Market In this exhibit kids run the store. Cruise the aisles and fill your cart with a selection of colorful produce that looks so real, you can almost taste it. Check out the kid-sized Market Café—complete with organic foods, prepared foods, a coffee bar, and sushi bar. A special themed toddler area features a miniature organic farm; and deli, meat, seafood, and bakery departments are filled with highly interactive stations for dramatic role-playing. Make a “brick oven” pizza, run the bakery, scan bar-coded products at six working check-out counters, and much more! Nearby, kids produce their own commercials and cooking shows in the WKID-TV station. Produced by The Strong in collaboration with Wegmans Food Markets.

Toy Halls of Fame Climb the exhibit staircase and view a gallery of 21 portraits of classic toys, some that move and interact with guests in humorous ways and marvel at a digital Jack-in-the-Box that displays animated favorite toy characters. Step up to a 20-foot bubble tower and create virtual bubbles that can be moved and popped by motion-capture technology; orchestrate a dazzling music and light show with the Crayon Piano; and pose in front of an oversized Etch A Sketch for a virtual portrait that can be shared with friends and family. Use Kinect motion control to play with classic toys and Crayon easels in a 24-foot virtual play room. Marvel at a 20-foot-tall kinetic toy sculpture made up of building blocks, balls, a toy car race track, and more. Learn about inductees to The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame and toy industry luminaries recognized by the Toy Association’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame. The Toy Halls of Fame exhibit is produced by The Strong in cooperation with the Toy Association. This project is supported by New York State's Empire State Development and the I ♥ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. Additional grant funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sponsored by Neil B. Friedman, Funrise Toy Corporation, Hasbro Children’s Fund, Inc., The Hassenfeld Foundation, LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., Tom & Karen Kalinske, LEGO Systems Inc., Mattel Children’s Foundation, Pressman Toy Corporation, Radio Flyer Inc., and Toys“R”Us, Inc.

DAILY EVENTS
January through April 2018

January 2018

1

Monday—Museum Opens at noon. Museum opens at noon for New Year’s Day. 

1

Monday—Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTM School Break. Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Included with general museum admission fees.

1

Monday— Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTM: Secrets of the SewerTM Exhibit Closing. Don’t miss your last chance to transport to the underground home of the beloved crime-fighting heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Assemble electrical circuit puzzles, navigate a rope maze, practice ninja speed and dexterity with computer games, and more! Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon. Included with general museum admission fees.

6, 13, 20 & 27

(Sold out)

Saturdays—Video Game Creation Workshop. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Led by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber, Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. For more information, visit museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

6–7

Saturday & Sunday—Beyond the Sea Weekend. Dive in for a fun-filled weekend. Join the Happy Pirates for interactive performances. Meet Tory the mermaid, dig for buried treasure at the Kinetic Sand indoor beach, create a Heart of the Sea necklace, and more. Presented by Zimmet Group. Included with general museum admission fees.

8, 22 & 29

Mondays—Storytime Club. 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: Fitness Fun. Muscle in for tales about eating healthy and getting active. Included with general museum admission fees.

8, 22 & 29

Mondays—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a guided tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit with a museum staff member and explore more than 300 years of play. Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

13, 20 & 27

Saturdays—Are You a Maker? Workshop Series. Child and adult work together to get hands-on with everyday materials—such as cardboard boxes, paper, and lightbulbs—to explore scientific principles and engineer complex creations. Designed and led in part by Dan Schneiderman, research associate and community liaison at Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC (Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity) Center, the Are You a Maker? series is offered in two time-specific sessions, each limited to 15 child-adult pairs. Advanced registration required. For more information, visit museumofplay.org. Sponsored by Zimmet Group.

13

Saturday—Video Game Creation Workshop. (See January 6 listing.)

15

Monday—Celebrating Diversity (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). Enjoy special performances and programming honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch Bright Star Theatre perform African Folktales and Jackie Robinson. Meet members of Alfred University’s Art Force Five and help create fun crafts with the team. View mosaics of civil rights leaders and their inspiring quotes. Included with general museum admission fees.

20 & 21

Saturday & Sunday—Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit Opening. Meet favorite steam engines Thomas, Percy, and Gordon, explore the unique landscape of Sodor, and help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of math and science-based challenges. Help Thomas, Percy, and the rest of the residents of Sodor solve challenges and use creative problem solving. Dress up as a conductor, guide a train around a steep curve, use rods and wrenches to fix Percy’s wobbly wheels, and more. Opening weekend only, discover Rochester’s railway history with Railfan & Railroad magazine editor and train enthusiast Otto M. Vondrak. Also, meet the railway director and create a paper engineer or popsicle sticks featuring Thomas and his friends. Media support from Spectrum. Included with general museum admission fees.

20

Saturday—Video Game Creation Workshop. (See January 6 listing.)

20

Saturday—Are You a Maker? Workshop. (See January 13 listing.)

22

Monday—Storytime Club. (See January 8 listing.)

22

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in 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. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

27

Saturday—Video Game Creation Workshop. (See January 6 listing.)

27

Saturday—Are You a Maker? Workshop. (See January 13 listing.)

29

Monday—Storytime Club. (See January 8 listing.)

29

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. (See January 22 listing.)

February 2018

3

Saturday—Puppy Love. Shake paws with lovable Biscuit from Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s book series, meet retired racing dogs from Greyhound Adoption of Greater Rochester, learn about Tail Waggin’ Tutors program, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

3 & 4

(Sold Out)

Saturday & Sunday— Video Game Creation Workshop. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Led by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber, the Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. For more information, visit museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

5, 12 & 26

Mondays—Storytime Club. 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: Build It. Dig into construction-themed stories about trucks, buildings, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

5, 12 & 26

Mondays—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a guided tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit with a museum staff member and explore more than 300 years of play. Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

10 & 11

Saturday & Sunday—Royal Ball. Dress in your most regal attire and meet Her Majesty, the Queen of Play. Be whisked away for a day full of dancing and lively music in the royal court. Enjoy a “feast” at the royal banquet table, visit the Fairy Godmother to receive a special bejeweled gift, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

12

Monday—Storytime Club. (See February 5 listing.)

12

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in 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. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

17–25

Storybook Celebration School Break. Explore the whimsical world of beloved stories. February 19 through 23 only, enjoy story readings in Storybook Theater. Each day, grab a picture with popular storybook characters in Reading Adventureland. Say “hello” to Little Red Riding Hood, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and more. Boost your storybook vocabulary by trying your hand at word dominoes and a limerick generator. Included with general museum admission fees.

26

Monday—Storytime Club. (See February 5 listing.)

26

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. (See February 12 listing.)

March 2018

3

Saturday—Healthy Kids Day. Run, hop, or slide into the museum for a day filled with fitness fun! Join staff from the YMCA of Greater Rochester for activities centered around fitness, sports, and healthy lifestyle habits. Enjoy camp-themed games, move to the beat of Caribbean drums, relax with yoga, and more. YMCA members save $3 with valid membership ID. Presented by The Strong and the YMCA of Greater Rochester. Included with general museum admission fees.

5, 12, 19 & 26

Mondays—Storytime Club. 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: Silly Stories. Enjoy books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. Included with general museum admission fees.

5, 12, 19 & 26

Mondays—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a guided tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit with a museum staff member and explore more than 300 years of play. Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

9

Friday—Eastman Community Music School Performance. Join Eastman Community Music School faculty for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Adams Atrium at 6 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

10 & 11

Imagination Destination Exhibit Opening. Celebrate the opening of The Strong’s newest permanent exhibit. Don a construction worker’s vest to inspect city pipes, soar to the moon in a rocket ship, pilot a rescue helicopter, and more. Opening weekend only, meet and take pictures with an astronaut, construction worker, and woodland fairy. Included with general museum admission fees.

12

Monday—Storytime Club. (See March 5 listing.)

12

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in 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. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

19

Monday—Storytime Club. (See March 5 listing.)

19

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. (See March 12 listing.)

24 & 25

Saturday & Sunday—Superheroes Weekend. Meet Marvel’s official Spider-Man on Saturday and Captain America on Sunday. Pose for a picture at a designated time by picking up a free ticket in the museum’s Adams Atrium the day of the event while supplies last. All weekend long, visit with Princess Presto from the PBS Kids’ show Super Why! and take pictures with members of The Superhero Alliance of Western New York. Included with general museum admission fees. Included with general museum admission fees.

26

Monday—Storytime Club. (See March 5 listing.)

26

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. (See March 12 listing.)

30-31

Family Game Break Week. Get creative with fun activities courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, make a spaceship out of stickers, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

April 2018

1–8

Family Game Break Week. Get creative with fun activities courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, make a spaceship out of stickers, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

9, 16, 23 & 30

Mondays—Storytime Club. 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: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation. Included with general museum admission fees.

16

Monday—Storytime Club. (See April 9 listing.)

16

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. Meet history’s playful side at The Strong from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in 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. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

20

Friday—Eastman Community Music School Performance. Join Eastman Community Music School faculty for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Adams Atrium. Included with general museum admission fees.

21–22

Saturday & Sunday—Princess Palooza. Celebrate Earth Day with your favorite princesses! Join Snow White to uncover which critters left their tracks in the forest, create a rock troll with the Snow Princess, use recycled materials to make a giant tic-tac-toe board with Belle, and more.  Included with general museum admission fees.

23

Monday—Storytime Club. (See April 9 listing.)

23

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. (See April 16 listing.)

28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday—All Aboard! Train Weekend. Meet with conductors from the New York Museum of Transportation marvel at unique model railroad displays from Genesee & Ontario Model N-Gineers, Rochester Area S-Gaugers, Edgerton Model Railroad Club, and more. Check out the Thomas & FriendsTM: Explore the Rails! exhibit and enjoy one free ride per person on The Strong Express Train with paid admission. Included with general museum admission fees.

30

Monday—Storytime Club. (See April 9 listing.)

30

Monday—Museum Mondays for Seniors. (See April 16 listing.)

 

About The Strong

The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.

Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.

Facts about The Strong:

  • Holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, electronic games, and other historical materials related to play—more than 460,000 items
  • Is the largest cultural attraction in all of Western New York
  • Occupies a 285,000-square-foot facility on 13.5 acres
  • Provides more than 100,000 square-feet of dynamic, hands-on exhibits and displays of artifacts of play
  • Is home to upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden
  • Named the number one family travel destination in the nation by FamilyFun magazine readers

For more information about the museum, please visit museumofplay.org. Public programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.

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Museum Hours:

Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Strong museum is open 362 days a year. During 2017, the museum is closed on November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) and December 25. During 2018, the museum is closed on October 26 (Play Ball Gala), November 22 (Thanksgiving Day), and December 25 (Christmas Day). The museum will close at 4 p.m. on July 4, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Years Eve). The museum will open at noon on January 1 (New Years Day).

Admission Fees: (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden): age 2 and older $15, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.