The butterfly garden is closed today. 

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.

June

22
Thursday, June 22

The butterfly garden is closed through Friday, June 23. 

22
Thursday, June 22

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

23
Friday, June 23

The butterfly garden is closed today, June 23. 

23
Friday, June 23

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

24
Saturday, June 24
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the history of ball games from around the world—from baseball and bocce to board games and video games. Play a game of billiards using your feet, challenge friends in the Sphero Robot Park, compete for prizes on ball-themed redemption games, and more. ​Opening weekend only, experience interactive performances by Flower City Vaudeville on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Watch as the comedic group leads juggling demonstrations and try your hand at ball tricks. Zoom a ball through a pipe maze and build a classic cup-and-ball toy.

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

24
Saturday, June 24

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

25
Sunday, June 25
1–4 p.m.

Explore the history of ball games from around the world—from baseball and bocce to board games and video games. Play a game of billiards using your feet, challenge friends in the Sphero Robot Park, compete for prizes on ball-themed redemption games, and more. ​Opening weekend only, experience interactive performances by Flower City Vaudeville on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Watch as the comedic group leads juggling demonstrations and try your hand at ball tricks. Zoom a ball through a pipe maze and build a classic cup-and-ball toy.

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

25
Sunday, June 25

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

26
Monday, June 26

The butterfly garden opens at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 26. 

27
Tuesday, June 27

The butterfly garden opens at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. 

28
Wednesday, June 28
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

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

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

July

4
Tuesday, July 4

The museum closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. 

8
Saturday, July 8

Race off to the Capital-Saratoga region! Create a derby hat inspired by the famous Saratoga Race Course, make props for ribbon dancing with staff from the National Museum of Dance, and create a miniature mummy with a team from the Albany Institute of History and Art.

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9
Sunday, July 9

Race off to the Capital-Saratoga region! Create a derby hat inspired by the famous Saratoga Race Course, make props for ribbon dancing with staff from the National Museum of Dance, and create a miniature mummy with a team from the Albany Institute of History and Art.

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12
Wednesday, July 12

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

13
Thursday, July 13

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

14
Friday, July 14

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

15
Saturday, July 15

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

15
Saturday, July 15

Commemorate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal! Marvel at an interactive demonstration of a model lock. Take pictures with a mule named Sal, play spoons and sing along to tunes inspired by the canal, and discover how organizations celebrate the canal. Vote in a ballot commemorating the 100-year-anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State.

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16
Sunday, July 16

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

16
Sunday, July 16

Commemorate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal! Marvel at an interactive demonstration of a model lock. Take pictures with a mule named Sal, play spoons and sing along to tunes inspired by the canal, and discover how organizations celebrate the canal. Vote in a ballot commemorating the 100-year-anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State.

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

17
Monday, July 17

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

18
Tuesday, July 18

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

19
Wednesday, July 19

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

20
Thursday, July 20

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

21
Friday, July 21

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

21
Friday, July 21
7 p.m.

Pop in for an hour of family-friendly entertainment with the two-time Grammy-nominated The Pop Ups when their national tour comes to The Strong on Friday, July 21, for its only upstate New York stop. The beloved duo—who have toured with Yo Gabba Gabba Live and headlined the Lollapalooza Kids Stage—combine high energy, puppetry, and rock and roll into a show the whole family will love.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online

22
Saturday, July 22

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

22
Saturday, July 22

Dive into the world of “America’s pastime.” Try your hand at the classic game of stickball. Uncover how a baseball is made with staff from Cooperstown’s National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, take a picture of a Revolutionary War soldier from Fort Stanwix, and learn about minerals found in Herkimer Diamond Mines.

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23
Sunday, July 23

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

23
Sunday, July 23

Dive into the world of “America’s pastime.” Try your hand at the classic game of stickball. Uncover how a baseball is made with staff from Cooperstown’s National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, take a picture of a Revolutionary War soldier from Fort Stanwix, and learn about minerals found in Herkimer Diamond Mines.

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

24
Monday, July 24

The museum plays host to 10 award-winning fairy houses from the 5th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour. The display recognizes categories including Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice Award.

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

29
Saturday, July 29

Embark on a nautical adventure down New York’s Seaway Trail. Design a skipper’s hat and construct a miniature boat. Learn how to identify fish, try catching one in a pretend fishing activity, and use blocks to recreate Boldt and Singer Castles.

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30
Sunday, July 30

Embark on a nautical adventure down New York’s Seaway Trail. Design a skipper’s hat and construct a miniature boat. Learn how to identify fish, try catching one in a pretend fishing activity, and use blocks to recreate Boldt and Singer Castles.

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

August

4
Friday, August 4
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
5
Saturday, August 5
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
5
Saturday, August 5

Climb into a barrel and take a picture as you pretend to go over the falls. Create a miniature downhill skier, discover how important modes of transportation play a key role in the region’s industry, and get creative at the build-a-city station.

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6
Sunday, August 6
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
6
Sunday, August 6

Climb into a barrel and take a picture as you pretend to go over the falls. Create a miniature downhill skier, discover how important modes of transportation play a key role in the region’s industry, and get creative at the build-a-city station.

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

7
Monday, August 7
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
8
Tuesday, August 8
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
9
Wednesday, August 9
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
10
Thursday, August 10
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
11
Friday, August 11
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
12
Saturday, August 12
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
12
Saturday, August 12

Meet Rip Van Winkle and hear about his legendary 20-year nap in the Catskills. Create your own watercolor masterpiece like the famous Hudson River painters. Sunday only, enjoy music inspired by the famous Woodstock concert. Saturday only, meet with author, photographer, and Catskills native Marisa Schienfeld. 

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13
Sunday, August 13
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
13
Sunday, August 13

Meet Rip Van Winkle and hear about his legendary 20-year nap in the Catskills. Create your own watercolor masterpiece like the famous Hudson River painters. Sunday only, enjoy music inspired by the famous Woodstock concert. Saturday only, meet with author, photographer, and Catskills native Marisa Schienfeld. 

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

14
Monday, August 14
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
15
Tuesday, August 15
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
16
Wednesday, August 16
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
17
Thursday, August 17
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
18
Friday, August 18
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
19
Saturday, August 19
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
19
Saturday, August 19

Join in a campfire sing-along, pretend to paddle down a river in a kayak, try on a hiking backpack, and find out the best trails and places to boat in the scenic Adirondacks region. Saturday only, meet and take pictures with the iconic Smokey Bear.

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20
Sunday, August 20
View a special display of classic and modern examples of the bicycle. Inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000, the bicycle serves as part kids’ toy, part adult athletic equipment, and part basic transportation. Marvel at an eight-foot long recumbent bike and discover the giant-wheeled “ordinary” bicycle popularized in the 19th century. Get up close to the bicycle that helped racer Greg LeMond ride into victory as the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
 
20
Sunday, August 20

Join in a campfire sing-along, pretend to paddle down a river in a kayak, try on a hiking backpack, and find out the best trails and places to boat in the scenic Adirondacks region. Saturday only, meet and take pictures with the iconic Smokey Bear.

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23
Wednesday, August 23
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

26
Saturday, August 26

Watch the Statue of Liberty come to life in a unique photo and dance in a Broadway-style kick line. Then, be inspired by the beaches of Long Island and craft a lighthouse. 

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27
Sunday, August 27

Watch the Statue of Liberty come to life in a unique photo and dance in a Broadway-style kick line. Then, be inspired by the beaches of Long Island and craft a lighthouse. 

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September

11
Monday, September 11
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: Colors and Shapes. Explore books about fascinating hues and unique shapes. 

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16
Saturday, September 16
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Transport to the underground home of the beloved crime-fighting heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in a new exhibit. Assemble electrical circuit puzzles, navigate a rope maze, and more. Opening weekend only, take pictures with Michelangelo and Raphael.

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17
Sunday, September 17
1–4 p.m.

Transport to the underground home of the beloved crime-fighting heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in a new exhibit. Assemble electrical circuit puzzles, navigate a rope maze, and more. Opening weekend only, take pictures with Michelangelo and Raphael.

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

18
Monday, September 18
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: Colors and Shapes. Explore books about fascinating hues and unique shapes. 

Sponsored by 

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25
Monday, September 25
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: Colors and Shapes. Explore books about fascinating hues and unique shapes. 

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30
Saturday, September 30

Enjoy an enchanting day featuring Rochester magician Bill Gormont.  Be amazed as he performs astounding illusions and sleight-of-hand feats at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Transform into an apprentice magician at the dress-up play area. Try on a magic cape and pull a bunny out of a hat!

October

2
Monday, October 2
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: Magical Music​. Groove to the beat with stories filled with rhythms and rhymes. 

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6
Friday, October 6

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission

6
Friday, October 6

The museum is closed in preparation of the Play Ball Gala. 

16
Monday, October 16
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: Magical Music​. Groove to the beat with stories filled with rhythms and rhymes. 

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20
Friday, October 20
6 p.m.

Join Eastman School of Music students for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. Included with general admission fees.

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23
Monday, October 23
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: Magical Music​. Groove to the beat with stories filled with rhythms and rhymes. 

Sponsored by 

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30
Monday, October 30
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: Magical Music​. Groove to the beat with stories filled with rhythms and rhymes. 

Sponsored by 

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31
Tuesday, October 31
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The littlest ghosts and goblins will enjoy spirited Halloween activities and collect prizes. Come in costume and trick-or-treat for goodies—including crayons, gold coins, and temporary tattoos—with favorite storybook characters such as Little Bo Peep, Little Red Riding Hood, and more. Dance to Halloween music, play party games, decorate a treat bag, check out books at the Spooky Story Station, and make a scary craft.

November

6
Monday, November 6
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: Giving Thanks​. Delight in heartwarming tales about being thankful and showing gratitude. 

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9
Thursday, November 9
10:30 a.m.

The 2017 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony. 

11
Saturday, November 11
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Honor the newly inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees. Join Rochester LEGO Group and the community in a group build with thousands of LEGO pieces in the museum. 

12
Sunday, November 12
1–4 p.m.

Honor the newly inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees. Join Rochester LEGO Group and the community in a group build with thousands of LEGO pieces in the museum. 

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Monday, November 13
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: Giving Thanks​. Delight in heartwarming tales about being thankful and showing gratitude. 

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Saturday, November 18
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite science fiction character and meet members of the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and the Rebel Legion. Pose for pictures in the dress-up area, make crafts, and play sci-fi arcade games.

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Sunday, November 19
1–4 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite science fiction character and meet members of the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and the Rebel Legion. Pose for pictures in the dress-up area, make crafts, and play sci-fi arcade games.

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Monday, November 20
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: Giving Thanks​. Delight in heartwarming tales about being thankful and showing gratitude. 

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Thursday, November 23

The museum is closed Thursday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Monday, November 27
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: Giving Thanks​. Delight in heartwarming tales about being thankful and showing gratitude. 

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

December

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Friday, December 1
6 p.m.

Join Eastman School of Music students for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. Included with general admission fees.

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Monday, December 4
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: Friends and Family. Celebrate the holiday season with stories about friendships and family. 

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Saturday, December 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Pose for pictures with favorite winter characters and princesses.

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Sunday, December 10
1–4 p.m.

Pose for pictures with favorite winter characters and princesses. 

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Monday, December 11
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: Friends and Family. Celebrate the holiday season with stories about friendships and family. 

Sponsored by 

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

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Monday, December 18
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: Friends and Family. Celebrate the holiday season with stories about friendships and family. 

Sponsored by 

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

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Sunday, December 24

The museum will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 24 for Christmas Eve. 

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Monday, December 25

The museum is closed on Monday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. 

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Sunday, December 31

The museum closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 for New Year's Eve.