November 14, 2017
For Immediate Release
Happiest Hour Returns
to The Strong® Museum
on December 6
ROCHESTER, NY—Adults age 21 and older are invited to come in from the cold and enjoy an evening of winter fun during the Happiest Hour at The Strong museum on Wednesday, December 6, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.
Delight in winter-themed crafts and activities, including a snowball toss and penguin bowling. Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Marshall Street Bar and Grill and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing. Explore two floors of interactive exhibits, including Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTM: Secrets of the SewerTM. Fine tune your ninja skills at the dojo, work with friends to build a bridge to cross the sewers, hop on Michelangelo’s skateboard to test your balance, and more.
The evening also features fireside karaoke with Wildbyrd Productions, an ugly sweater contest, and a dance party with DJ Naps from BreakThrough Entertainment. Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is only $3 per person during Happiest Hour. (Entry to the garden ends at 8:40 p.m. The butterfly garden closes at 9 p.m.)
Admission is limited to guests 21 years of age or older. Photo ID is required. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at museumofplay.org/happiest-hour. VIP packages are available for $150 and include four tickets to the Happiest Hour, skip-the-line entry, a private table, concierge food service, 40 game tokens, and four tickets to the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Ticket availability is limited. Ticket sales are final and not refundable. Bar is cash only. An ATM is available on site. Free parking is available in the museum lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is presented by Simon Business School and made possible by The Strong Play Makers, a volunteer group of young professionals, and generous sponsors: Marshall Street Bar and Grill, Roc Brewing Co., Wright Beverage Distributing, Sugary Delights, CITY Newspaper, Yelp Rochester, 98.9 The Buzz, Breakthrough Entertainment, and Wildbyrd Productions.
November 30, 2017
For Immediate Release
The Strong® Announces Winter Dates for the
Museum Mondays for Seniors, Expands Program
Meet history’s playful side during Museum Mondays for Seniors at The Strong museum this winter on select Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program for adults age 55 and older includes admission to the museum and one of two special experiences—a guided tour through one of the museum’s exhibits or admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. The Museum Mondays for Seniors winter dates are Mondays, January 8*, 22, and 29; February 5*, 12, and 26; and March 5*, 12, and 19.
On the first Museum Mondays offering of the month, 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. Revisit your childhood as you get up close with some of America’s rarest and most iconic playthings. See the first handmade Monopoly set created by Charles Darrow, trace the impact of World War II on toys and see a Buddy L wrecker truck made entirely from wood, see the world’s largest Erector Set, and more. (*Dates when guided tour of America at Play is offered.)
On other Mondays, visit the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden—a lush, tropical environment where you may walk among hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies. Be sure to visit the chrysalis case to see emerging butterflies.
Use your remaining time at the museum to dive into The Strong’s interactive exhibit spaces and discover how play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery. Explore three centuries of American history with model planes, boats, trucks, and planes in Build, Drive, Go, learn about the iconic toys inducted to the museum’s National Toy Hall of Fame, and marvel at cases filled with a variety of dolls, action figures, and stuffed animals in Play Pals.
Tickets for Museum Mondays for Seniors are $10 and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. This experience is for adults 55 and older. Photo ID is required. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.
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. 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.