Toddler Book Club and Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6 Spring Schedules

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

March 5, 2012

For Immediate Release

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

Toddler Book Club and
Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6
Spring 2012 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 2, 16, 23 & 30—Outer Space. Blast off with space stories such as
I Want to Be an Astronaut, How to Catch a Star, and Man on the Moon.

Mondays, May 7, 14 & 21—Sing a Song. Sing along with books celebrating music such as Down by the Station and Fiddle-I-Fee.

Mondays, June 4 & 11—Summertime Stories. Kick off summer with
warm-weather-themed books such as A Piece of Chalk, Parade, and Summer Day.

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 23—Out of This World. Meet some “out-of-this-world” insects and create space-based crafts.

Monday, May 21—Sing and Dance! Enjoy songs, dance, and movement activities with teaching artist Sarah Peters and make a musically-inspired craft.

Monday, June 11—Sunshiny Day. Celebrate summer with a beach party featuring sunny songs and lively dancing. Play a game of “beach ball.”

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: 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.