Ringling Bros. Clowns October 11

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

September 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365     srhinewald@thestrong.org

Ringling Bros. and Burnum & Bailey Clowns at National Museum of Play October 11

Come clown around with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns at Strong National Museum of Play on Monday, October 11 (Columbus Day) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The famous clowns are visiting Strong in celebration of the upcoming circus show at Blue Cross Arena October 27–31.
Museum performances take place at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., and feature CircusFit, an upbeat program that encourages kids to maintain an active lifestyle.

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

Guess the number of clown noses in the toy box in the museum’s Caterpillar Atrium for a chance to win four tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Zing Zang Zoom show.

All clown activities are included with general museum admission fees.


The National Museum of Play®, located in downtown Rochester, New York, is the only museum in the world devoted solely to the study of play as it illuminates American culture.

 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 $11; Seniors $10; Children (2–15) $9; Children younger than two free;
Strong members free.

 Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®:

General admission fee plus $1.50 for members, $3 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, you will be directed to additional parking at neighboring municipal garages (fees may apply).