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Dora & Diego—Let's Explore! Events Calendar at National Museum of Play

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

August 22, 2012

For Immediate Release

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

Dora & Diego—Let’s Explore!
Events Calendar
at the National Museum of Play

Visit Dora & Diego—Let’s Explore! a new exhibit at the National Museum of Play® at The Strong® September 22, 2012 through January 6, 2013.  Swing into adventure with Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!—along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper. 

And don’t miss these special Dora and Diego-themed events:

Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, noon–5 p.m.
Opening Weekend Fiesta

Meet, greet, and pose for pictures with Dora during several appearances throughout each weekend day. Enjoy the festive, fiesta-like atmosphere with music by the Mariachi Meliora band from the University of Rochester, dancing by Borinquen Dance Theater (Saturday only), and crafts, puppetry, and Spanish vocabulary lessons.

 

Mondays, October 1, 15, 22 & 29
Toddler Book Club: Dora’s Travel Adventure Stories

Part of an ongoing series of story readings for parents and toddlers on selected Mondays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. This month: Pack up for a journey around the world with books such as Dora’s World Adventure! and World School Day Adventure.

 

Monday, October 15, 10 a.m. –2 p.m.
Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6: Friendship Fiesta

Part of an ongoing series designed by The Strong educators to help parents teach little ones important skills through play. Learn basic Spanish vocabulary and enjoy multicultural tales read by story teller and artist Annette Ramos.

 

Mondays, November 5, 19, & 26
Toddler Book Club: Diego’s Animal Tales

Part of an ongoing series of story readings for parents and toddlers on selected Mondays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. This month: Celebrate animals with tales such as Diego’s Wolf Pup Rescue and Diego’s Manatee Rescue.

 

Monday, November 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6: Rainforest Animals

Part of an ongoing series designed by The Strong educators to help parents teach little ones important skills through play. This month: Learn about animals that live in the rainforest, join in festive songs, and create animal crafts.

 

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.–6 p,m.
Sunday, November 11, noon–5 pm.
Dora and Diego’s Animal Adventure Weekend

Say hello to Dora and Diego and pose for pictures. Gather around Latina writer, storyteller, and performance artist Annette Ramos for interactive readings on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and
3 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 and 3 p.m. and learn a few words in Spanish! Hear about animals native to the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico. Create a menagerie of origami animals such as jumping frogs and cats, and stop by the play zone to monkey around with animal puppets, binoculars, compasses, and other cool explorer gadgets. Visit with dogs from Greyhound Adoption on Saturday from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. and dogs from Lollypop Farm’s Pet Assisted Therapy Group on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

All programs and events are included with general museum admission fees.

Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora & Diego: Let’s Explore! exhibit is presented by the WellPoint Foundation. © 2012 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Presented locally by MVP Health Care.

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