Buggy Bonanza June 16 at the National Museum of Play

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

May 22, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Trien, 585-410-6359, strien@thestrong.org
Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@thestrong.org

Buggy Bonanza
at the National Museum of Play
June 16

Spring—and bugs—are in the air!

Inspect live creepy crawlers up close during Buggy Bonanza at the National Museum of Play at The Strong® on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Did you know that the largest tarantulas can grow to the size of a dinner plate? Meet a museum expert and learn other fascinating facts about tarantulas, hissing cockroaches, and scorpions, as well as various plants. Make a butterfly craft and say hello to Marti the Monarch, the museum’s strolling butterfly mascot.

Come face to face with more fascinating creatures in the museum’s indoor Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®.  Walk among 1,000 colorful, free-flying butterflies in a tropical rainforest environment. The garden also features a toucan, turtles, tortoises, and tiny Chinese button quail. (Note: Admission to the butterfly garden requires general museum admission fees plus the purchase of an individual, timed ticket: $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers, children younger than two free.)

Visit the museum’s outdoor Discovery Garden and try to find unique insects on your own. While there, play with a set of interactive wind chimes and check out several pieces of art by staff artist Craig Wilson, including a whimsical guy taking a bath (his head, toes, and one arm stick out of a tub spilling over with budding plants instead of bubbles).

All Buggy Bonanza activities (with the exception of Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden admission) are included with general museum admission fees.



Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Admission Fees: General Admission (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®):Adults $13, Seniors $12, Children (2–15) $11, Children younger than two free, Museum members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers; children under 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.