National Museum of Play Fall Literature Live Series

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

August 8, 2012

For Immediate Release

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

The National Museum of Play® at The Strong®
Announces Fall Literature Live Schedule

The National Museum of Play at The Strong announces the fall schedule for Literature Live. The continuing series invites guests to meet, greet, and pose for photos with beloved literary characters as they leap out of the pages of favorite storybooks on select Saturdays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and  Sundays from 1–5 p.m. 

On the Literature Live fall schedule:

  • September 8 & 9: Meet Little Nutbrown Hare, the lovable bunny.
  • September 29 & 30: Meet Lilly, the purple-purse-toting mouse.
  • October 13 & 14: Meet Stellaluna, the baby fruit bat.
  • November 24 & 25: Meet Brother Bear from the Berenstain Bears books.
  • December 1 & 2: Meet Frosty the Snowman from the popular song.
  • December 8 & 9: Meet Dr. Seuss’s the Grinch and enjoy special story readings.
  • December 15 & 16: Meet the Gingerbread Man from the classic fairy tale.

Continue the experience at home when you check out a book from the Literature Live story cart. Children’s books, at all reading levels, can also be found throughout the museum in book nooks housed among the exhibits. Books may be returned to the museum or at any Monroe County Library System branch. Don’t have a Monroe County library card? Area residents can apply for one at the museum’s Grada Hopeman Gelser Library (a mini-branch of the Monroe County Library System).
All literature live 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: 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.