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.

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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Monday, November 10
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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Tuesday, November 11

Storytelling, dance, and theater presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of The Nutcracker, featuring members of the Rochester City Ballet and A Christmas Carol, featuring actors from Geva Theatre Center. Included with general museum admission fees.

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Saturday, November 15
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite science fiction movie character and meet members of the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist), the Rebel Legion, and the Rochester NY Ghostbusters. Pose for pictures in the dress-up area, get a temporary tattoo, make crafts, and play sci-fi arcade games. This program is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd. or Disney. Included with general museum admission fees.

Local media sponsor: City Newspaper

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Sunday, November 16
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite science fiction movie character and meet members of the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist), the Rebel Legion, and the Rochester NY Ghostbusters. Pose for pictures in the dress-up area, get a temporary tattoo, make crafts, and play sci-fi arcade games. This program is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd. or Disney. Included with general museum admission fees.

Local media sponsor: City Newspaper

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Monday, November 17
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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