Ringling Bros. Clowns at National Museum of Play October 10

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

September 12, 2011

For Immediate Release

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

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clowns
at the National Museum of Play® October 10

Come clown around with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns at The Strong’s National Museum of Play on Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum performances take place at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. 

Every child will receive a clown nose to take home and can create clown crafts, including a bow tie or party hat.

The famous clowns will be visiting the National Museum of Play in celebration of the upcoming circus show at Blue Cross Arena October 26–30. Guess the number of clown noses in the toy box for a chance to win four tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Barnum 200 show along with a one-of-a-kind pachyderm painting (painted by one of the circus elephants).

All clown activities 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.