Trains Weekend October 16 & 17

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

September 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365

Trains Weekend October 16 & 17

Chugga, chugga, choo choo!

All aboard for Trains Weekend at Strong National Museum of Play Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 17 from noon to 4 p.m.            

Little engineers will enjoy train displays, crafts, and family activities daily.

  • Marvel at elaborate train displays by the RIT Model Railroad Club, Edgerton Model Railroad Club, Rochester Area S-Gaugers, and Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-gineers.
  • Little conductors receive one FREE ride on the Strong Express Train or Elaine Wilson Carousel.
  • Check out the Lionel trains in the National Toy Hall of Fame® and play with the train set in the U.S. of Play display.
  • Learn about train safety from the Operation Lifesaver display.
  • Make an engineer’s hat craft.

All weekend 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.


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).