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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.

October

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Monday, October 20
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: Autumn Adventures. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Saturday, October 25
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Calling all witches, princesses, and superheroes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, dance to Halloween tunes, make a spooky craft, and enjoy performances by Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy. Meet local author of the Yum and Yuk book series, Nannette Nocon, and enjoy story readings of her new book When the Sun Goes Down by WHAM 1180 host Joe Lomonaco, WXXI Classical host Brenda Tremblay, WXXI host Beth Adams, actress Diane Chevron, and others. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Sunday, October 26
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Calling all witches, princesses, and superheroes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, dance to Halloween tunes, make a spooky craft, and enjoy performances by Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy. Meet local author of the Yum and Yuk book series, Nannette Nocon, and enjoy story readings of her new book When the Sun Goes Down by WHAM 1180 host Joe Lomonaco, WXXI Classical host Brenda Tremblay, WXXI host Beth Adams, actress Diane Chevron, and others. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Monday, October 27
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: Autumn Adventures. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Friday, October 31
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Halloween activities and prizes for the littlest trick-or-treaters. Meet favorite storybook characters, dance to Halloween tunes, and play games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

November

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Saturday, November 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hess Mobile Museum launches at The Strong. Guests may explore the mobile museum, see examples of the toy trucks from the last 50 years, and get a preview of the 2014 truck. The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids—including a photo op, Kids’ Zone, and a bank of toy truck computer games.

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Monday, November 3
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: Build It! Get creative with construction-related imaginative play, songs, and stories.

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Thursday, November 6
10:30 a.m.

The 2014 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony that takes place in the National Toy Hall of Fame at 10:30 a.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Saturday, November 8
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the cardboard box with The Boxtrolls movie themed activities, help put together the world's largest puzzle, and meet the 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame inductees. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Sunday, November 9
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the cardboard box with The Boxtrolls movie themed activities, help put together the world's largest puzzle, and meet the 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame inductees. Included with general museum admission fees.

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