Monday Kicks and Toddler Book Club at National Museum of Play

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

March 10, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,
Susan Trien, 585-410-6359,

Toddler Book Club and Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6 Spring 2011 Schedules at the National Museum of Play®


Toddler Book Club

Join the Toddler Book Club at the National Museum of Play at The Strong® on selected Mondays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Parents and toddlers will enjoy readings of award-winning books, and then join in related music and movement activities. The Toddler Book Club spring schedule follows:

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25: Fairy Tales. Hear enchanted stories such as Cinderella and The Paper Bag Princess.

Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30. Berenstain Bears. Enjoy beloved Berenstain Bear books such as He Bear, She Bear and Inside, Outside, Upside Down.

Mondays, June 6 & 13: Pop-Ups. Pop in for three-dimensional stories such as One Red Dot, Blue 2, and 600 Black Spots.

All Toddler Book Club programs are included with general museum admission fees. 


Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6

Enjoy playful learning activities with your child at the Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6 series at the National Museum of Play at The Strong. Designed by museum educators, this series helps parents teach little ones important skills through play. Programs take place from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. one Monday a month. Upcoming programs include:

Monday, April 11: Once Upon a Time. Meet the Fairy Godmother, make a magical crown or wand, and enjoy other fairy-tale-themed activities.

Monday, May 16: Springtime in Bear Country. Meet a Berenstain Bear and make a “beary” fun craft to take home.    

Monday, June 13: Fun and Games. Make a pop-up book and enjoy song, dance, and games with teaching artist Sarah Peters.

Monday Kicks programs 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 (effective January 1, 2011): 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 (effective January 1, 2011): 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.