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.

October

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Sunday, October 22

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
23
Monday, October 23

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
23
Monday, October 23
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

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 

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

24
Tuesday, October 24

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
25
Wednesday, October 25
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. 

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

25
Wednesday, October 25

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
26
Thursday, October 26

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
27
Friday, October 27

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
27
Friday, October 27
6:30 p.m.

Sail away with the Happy Pirates on a Halloween adventure! Join the crew for songs, dancing, and Halloween surprises. Meet Captain Gully, the ukulele-playing, fun-loving leader; Scuttle, the prankster; and Sharkbait, the silly crewmate with a big heart. 

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

 

28
Saturday, October 28
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Creep into the museum for fun with your favorite monsters! Team up with ghoulish creatures and try your hand at Halloween-themed games and activities. Create a splatter painting with Dracula. Dig through a kinetic sand graveyard with a skeleton. Use your senses to explore what lies in a mummy’s canopic jars, make monsters disappear with a witch, join monsters in dance parties throughout the museum, and more!

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

28
Saturday, October 28

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
28
Saturday, October 28
5 p.m.

Sail away with the Happy Pirates on a Halloween adventure! Join the crew for songs, dancing, and Halloween surprises. Meet Captain Gully, the ukulele-playing, fun-loving leader; Scuttle, the prankster; and Sharkbait, the silly crewmate with a big heart. 

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

29
Sunday, October 29

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
29
Sunday, October 29
1–4 p.m.

Creep into the museum for fun with your favorite monsters! Team up with ghoulish creatures and try your hand at Halloween-themed games and activities. Create a splatter painting with Dracula. Dig through a kinetic sand graveyard with a skeleton. Use your senses to explore what lies in a mummy’s canopic jars, make monsters disappear with a witch, join monsters in dance parties throughout the museum, and more!

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

30
Monday, October 30

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 
30
Monday, October 30
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

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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 

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

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.

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

31
Tuesday, October 31

All October long watch as Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a spooky paradise. Peek at Halloween-themed butterflies and mysterious plants, including dancing bones cacti, carnivorous pitcher plants, bat flowers, voodoo lilies, and more. Get up close to the eerie hanging Spanish moss covering the garden. Fees apply.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
 

November

1
Wednesday, November 1
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. 

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

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. 

Sponsored by 

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

8
Wednesday, November 8
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. 

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

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

The 2017 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony. 

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

10
Friday, November 10
11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Delight in storytelling, dance, and theater from family holiday favorites The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. Enjoy an excerpt from The Nutcracker performed by costumed dancers from Rochester City Ballet at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Listen as a costumed cast member from Geva Theatre Center’s production of A Christmas Carol reads selections from the Charles Dickens classic about a man rediscovering the true spirit of the holiday season at noon and 2 p.m.

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

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

Honor the newest inducted toys and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees Radio Flyer wagon (1999), LEGO (1998), and Rubik’s Cube (2014). Meet speedcuber Anthony Brooks, and watch as he uses lightning-fast speed to solve Rubik’s Cube (2014 inductee) puzzles and talks about his life as a speedcuber both days at 1 p.m. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Radio Flyer, explore the Radio Flyer Play Zone, and enjoy a screening of the short film Taking Flight. Help assemble a giant LEGO block Star Wars-themed display. Marvel at the Middaugh family’s LEGO block recreation of the famous house from A Christmas Story and learn about the submission process to produce an official LEGO set. 

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

12
Sunday, November 12
1–4 p.m.

Honor the newest inducted toys and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees Radio Flyer wagon (1999), LEGO (1998), and Rubik’s Cube (2014). Meet speedcuber Anthony Brooks, and watch as he uses lightning-fast speed to solve Rubik’s Cube (2014 inductee) puzzles and talks about his life as a speedcuber both days at 1 p.m. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Radio Flyer, explore the Radio Flyer Play Zone, and enjoy a screening of the short film Taking Flight. Help assemble a giant LEGO block Star Wars-themed display. Marvel at the Middaugh family’s LEGO block recreation of the famous house from A Christmas Story and learn about the submission process to produce an official LEGO set. 

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

13
Monday, November 13
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

13
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. 

Sponsored by 

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

15
Wednesday, November 15
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. 

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

18
Saturday, November 18
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Use the Force and transport your family to In Another Galaxy Weekend! Come dressed as your favorite science-fiction character and journey to another universe. Meet actors from the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and Rebel Legion and pose for pictures. Check out robots built by the R2-D2 Builders Club, mix and match sci-fi outfits in the Other Worlds Dress-Up area, and test your skills at sci-fi vintage arcade games. Create a foam lightsaber to take home. The littlest Jedi can transform Mr. Potato Head into Darth Tater or Artoo Potatoo and get a temporary tattoo at the Tatooine Tattoo Shop.

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

19
Sunday, November 19
1–4 p.m.

Use the Force and transport your family to In Another Galaxy Weekend! Come dressed as your favorite science-fiction character and journey to another universe. Meet actors from the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and Rebel Legion and pose for pictures. Check out robots built by the R2-D2 Builders Club, mix and match sci-fi outfits in the Other Worlds Dress-Up area, and test your skills at sci-fi vintage arcade games. Create a foam lightsaber to take home. The littlest Jedi can transform Mr. Potato Head into Darth Tater or Artoo Potatoo and get a temporary tattoo at the Tatooine Tattoo Shop.

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

20
Monday, November 20
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

20
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. 

Sponsored by 

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

22
Wednesday, November 22
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. 

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

23
Thursday, November 23

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

27
Monday, November 27
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

27
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. 

Sponsored by 

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

28
Tuesday, November 28
8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Looking for great holiday gifts? Don’t miss a special day of deals in the Everything for Play! shop on Tuesday, November 28 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Museum members save 30% on purchases during non-museum hours (8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.) and save 25% during museum hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Nonmembers can visit the shop during non-museum hours and save 15% on purchase. 

29
Wednesday, November 29
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. 

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

29
Wednesday, November 29
6 p.m.

Learn about the preschool and early kindergarten programs at Woodbury School during the Parent Information Night. Woodbury School’s unique setting at The Strong museum provides countless opportunities for playful learning. Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins December 1, 2016. Registration is not necessary for the Parent Information Night. Call 585-263-2700 or click here for more information.

December

1
Friday, December 1

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
1
Friday, December 1
6 p.m.

Join Eastman Community Music School faculty for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Adams Atrium. 

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

2
Saturday, December 2

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
3
Sunday, December 3

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
4
Monday, December 4

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
4
Monday, December 4
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

4
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. December 18 only. enjoy a story reading with a Berenstain Bear!

Sponsored by 

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

5
Tuesday, December 5

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
6
Wednesday, December 6
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.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

6
Wednesday, December 6

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
7
Thursday, December 7

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
8
Friday, December 8

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
9
Saturday, December 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Put your ninja skills to the ultimate test! Hop onto an endurance course provided by Rochester's Warrior Factory. Discover how to build strength through obstacle courses as you jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges. Use speed and precision to scale the popular warped wall," an eight-foot-tall curved barrier. All weekend long, meet and take pictures with contestants of the popular American Ninja Warriors television show, Carl Fantauzzo and Jon "The Giant" Alexis, Jr.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Activities are for guests age six and older. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

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

9
Saturday, December 9

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
10
Sunday, December 10

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
10
Sunday, December 10
1–4 p.m.

Put your ninja skills to the ultimate test! Hop onto an endurance course provided by Rochester's Warrior Factory. Discover how to build strength through obstacle courses as you jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges. Use speed and precision to scale the popular warped wall," an eight-foot-tall curved barrier. All weekend long, meet and take pictures with contestants of the popular American Ninja Warriors television show, Carl Fantauzzo and Jon "The Giant" Alexis, Jr.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Activities are for guests age six and older. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

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

11
Monday, December 11

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
11
Monday, December 11
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

11
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. December 18 only. enjoy a story reading with a Berenstain Bear!

Sponsored by 

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

12
Tuesday, December 12

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
13
Wednesday, December 13
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.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

13
Wednesday, December 13

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
14
Thursday, December 14

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
15
Friday, December 15

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
16
Saturday, December 16

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
17
Sunday, December 17

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
18
Monday, December 18

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
18
Monday, December 18
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus 20 minutes in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit. 

Sponsored by

18
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. December 18 only. enjoy a story reading with a Berenstain Bear!

Sponsored by 

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

19
Tuesday, December 19

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
20
Wednesday, December 20
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.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

20
Wednesday, December 20

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
21
Thursday, December 21

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
22
Friday, December 22

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
23
Saturday, December 23

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

23
Saturday, December 23

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
24
Sunday, December 24

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

24
Sunday, December 24

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

24
Sunday, December 24

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
25
Monday, December 25

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

26
Tuesday, December 26

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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26
Tuesday, December 26

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

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27
Wednesday, December 27

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

27
Wednesday, December 27
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.  

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27
Wednesday, December 27

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
28
Thursday, December 28

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

28
Thursday, December 28

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
29
Friday, December 29

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

29
Friday, December 29

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
30
Saturday, December 30

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

30
Saturday, December 30

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 
31
Sunday, December 31

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

31
Sunday, December 31

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

31
Sunday, December 31

This December stop by Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for Morpho Magic. View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

 

January

1
Monday, January 1

Spend your school break training like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Create a ninja turtle mask and journey through the museum to take on ninja challenges. Test your agility, strengthen your muscles, and use superior observation skills in special activities throughout the museum. Then, practice your new ninja prowess in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit and navigate a rope maze, assemble an electrical circuit puzzle, build a bridge, and more.

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

8
Monday, January 8
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: Fitness Fun. Muscle in for tales about eating healthy and getting active.

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20
Saturday, January 20
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Help Thomas, Percy, and the rest of the residents of Sodor solve challenges and explore creative problem solving. Explore the inner workings of a train, figure out the arrival times of the trains with Sir Topham Hat, fix Percy’s wobbly wheels, learn about the physics involved with operating a train, and more. Opening weekend only, meet the railway director and create a paper engineer or popsicle stick puppets of Thomas and his friends. 

 

21
Sunday, January 21
1–4 p.m.

Help Thomas, Percy, and the rest of the residents of Sodor solve challenges and explore creative problem solving. Explore the inner workings of a train, figure out the arrival times of the trains with Sir Topham Hat, fix Percy’s wobbly wheels, learn about the physics involved with operating a train, and more. Opening weekend only, meet the railway director and create a paper engineer or popsicle stick puppets of Thomas and his friends. 

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

22
Monday, January 22
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: Fitness Fun. Muscle in for tales about eating healthy and getting active.

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29
Monday, January 29
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: Fitness Fun. Muscle in for tales about eating healthy and getting active.

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February

5
Monday, February 5
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: Build It. Dig into construction-themed stories about trucks, buildings, and more.

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12
Monday, February 12
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: Build It. Dig into construction-themed stories about trucks, buildings, and more.

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26
Monday, February 26
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: Build It. Dig into construction-themed stories about trucks, buildings, and more.

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March

5
Monday, March 5
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: Silly Seuss Stories. Honor Dr. Seuss's birthday with books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

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12
Monday, March 12
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: Silly Seuss Stories. Honor Dr. Seuss's birthday with books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

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19
Monday, March 19
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: Silly Seuss Stories. Honor Dr. Seuss's birthday with books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

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26
Monday, March 26
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: Silly Seuss Stories. Honor Dr. Seuss's birthday with books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

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April

9
Monday, April 9
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: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

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16
Monday, April 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: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

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23
Monday, April 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: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

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30
Monday, April 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: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

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May

7
Monday, May 7
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: Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

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14
Monday, May 14
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: Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

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21
Monday, May 21
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: Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

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June

4
Monday, June 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: Summertime Fun. Spring into summer with stories about sunshine, nature, and outdoor activities. 

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