Classic Toys of the National Toy Hall of Fame

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

February 14, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Dinolfo: New Strong National Museum of Play Zones Cleared for Takeoff at ROC Airport​

Airport project will feature new interactive play zones modeled after The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame, World Video Game Hall of Fame; Free for the enjoyment of all ROC visitors

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today announced that Monroe County is partnering with The Strong National Museum of Play to feature two new interactive play zones at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC). The exhibits, which will be installed as components of the County’s ongoing ROC Airport Revitalization project, will be free of cost to all who travel in and out of the airport.

“The Strong National Museum of Play is an anchor destination in our region, attracting more than 550,000 visitors annually from all 50 states who help to support local jobs and our economy,” said Dinolfo. “We are thrilled that as part of our ongoing ROC renovation project, we will be bringing the quintessential Strong experience to our airport for the enjoyment of all travelers who are young at heart. I thank Strong Museum President Dubnik for his support of this family-friendly, first-in-the-nation partnership that will help put our airport on the map.”

Through the partnership, The Strong National Museum of Play will design, construct, and maintain two playful, educational, and interactive play zones for airport travelers, one in each concourse, that focus on international brands unique to Rochester—The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame® and World Video Game Hall of Fame®.

“The Greater Rochester International Airport is the gateway to our community, and we’re honored to work with their team to provide travelers from near and far a dynamic airport experience that leverages two of Rochester’s most unique, international brands—The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame and World Video Game Hall of Fame,” says Steve Dubnik, The Strong’s president and CEO. “These two zones will bring the joy and educational benefits of play to passengers of all ages coming into and departing our region.”

Highlights of the all-ages play zones will include:

World Video Game Hall of Fame®

National Toy Hall of Fame®

Artifact cases showcasing iconic games

Artifact cases of classic toys

Table Tennis Console game

Large-scale toy dump truck

Classic arcade games

Toy trivia and memory games

Information Kiosk

Twister-inspired game

The National Toy Hall of Fame® play zone will be near the Concourse A rotunda adjacent to a planned diner. The World Video Game Hall of Fame® play zone will be near the Concourse B rotunda adjacent to a planned bar and grill.  The interactive play zones will be complete by October 2018 – the Upstate Airport Economic Development & Revitalization project deadline. 

The project was approved at the February meeting of the County Legislature. Construction will begin in June and is slated for completion by the end of the summer travel season.

For weekly updates about the Airport renovation, visit www.rocrenovation.com, and for more information about The Strong National Museum of Play, visit www.museumofplay.org.

 

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

March 19, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Storytime Club
at The Strong® Museum
Spring 2018 Schedule

Celebrate the joy of reading! Hear classic children’s stories read aloud and go on literary adventures during Storytime Club at The Strong museum on select Mondays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Receive a Storytime Club Passport and have it punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! The Storytime Club spring schedule follows:

Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30—Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.

Mondays, May 7, 14 & 21—Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

Monday, June 4—Summertime Fun. Spring into summer with stories about sunshine, nature, and outdoor activities. Meet and take pictures from Rochester Red Wings' mascot Spikes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All Storytime Club programs are included with general museum admission fees. Storytime Club programming supported by RocParent magazine. 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.

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

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

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.

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