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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.

November

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Monday, November 24
10:30 and 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: Be Thankful. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Thursday, November 27

December

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Monday, December 1
10:30 and 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 punched and receive a free children’s book! This month: Winter Wonderland. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Saturday, December 6

Explore the history of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination. Role-play in a life-size dollhouse, go on adventures at the action figure play station, and tend to teddy bears and other stuffed animals at the teddy bear check-up area. Cozy up next to your pal and enjoy interactive musical performances by Billy Kelly, nationally recognized children’s performer, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Kelly’s “I’m Thinking of an Animal” video series appears on PBS stations nationwide, including Rochester’s WXXI. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Sunday, December 7

Explore the history of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination. Role-play in a life-size dollhouse, go on adventures at the action figure play station, and tend to teddy bears and other stuffed animals at the teddy bear check-up area. Cozy up next to your pal and enjoy interactive musical performances by Billy Kelly, nationally recognized children’s performer, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Kelly’s “I’m Thinking of an Animal” video series appears on PBS stations nationwide, including Rochester’s WXXI. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Monday, December 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Playful learning activities designed for 2- to 6-year-olds, one Monday a month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees. This month: Let It Snow. Create a musical snowstorm of sound using instruments; hear books about the season including The Snowy Day and The Mitten; and craft your own wintery scene with paper, stickers, and chalk. Play with pretend snow and woodland animal puppets, and participate in a mitten matching activity.

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Monday, December 15
10:30 and 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 punched and receive a free children’s book! This month: Winter Wonderland. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Saturday, December 20

Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure® exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO® Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO® bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men’s Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Saturday, December 20

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the third annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes kids’ race series. To register, please visit http://yellowjacketracing.com/events/reindeer-run/. Fees apply.

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Sunday, December 21

Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure® exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO® Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO® bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men’s Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess. Included with general museum admission fees.

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