Halloween Parties at National Museum of Play

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

October 6, 2011

For Immediate Release

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

Family Halloween Parties at the National Museum of Play®
October 29 & 30

Tots Halloween Party October 31

Calling ghosts, ghouls, and goblins of all ages! Don a spooky or creative costume and come to the National Museum of Play at The Strong® for two Halloween parties: a weekend family party and a weekday party especially for preschoolers. 

All witches, princesses, and comic book heroes are invited to the Family Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, October 30 from noon to 4 p.m. Trick-or-treat for goodies and gold coins with favorite storybook characters such as Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots, along with swashbuckling pirates and mysterious wizards. For those brave enough, visit the Rogue’s Gallery and meet literature’s more devious characters, such as Captain Hook, the Big Bad Wolf, The Queen of Hearts, and the Wicked Witch.

Win prizes at the Pirate’s Treasure Chest, and join in the Monster Mash and Halloween-inspired dances. Play ghostly games, get a temporary tattoo at the Tattoo Parlor, see yourself in silly fun-house mirrors, and make Halloween crafts.

The littlest ghosts and goblins will enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating at the National Museum of Play’s Tots Halloween Party, Monday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come in costume, meet storybook favorites, dance to Halloween music, play games, and create fun crafts.

The Family Halloween Party and Tots Halloween Party 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 $12, Seniors $11, Children (2–15) $10, 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. Please call 585-263-2700 to reserve and purchase tickets.

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.