Celebrating Diversity at The Strong Museum on January 20

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

December 20, 2013

For Immediate Release

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

Celebrating Diversity
at The Strong Museum
January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Celebrating Diversity at
The Strong National Museum of Play on Monday, January 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate creative expression through modern dance, interactive theater experiences, a special comic book display, crafts, and more.

Enjoy original dance at 11 a.m. from A Moving Experience, the Arc of Monroe County’s modern dance troupe. A Moving Experience focuses on inclusion and diversity by embracing the individuality of its dancers and through performances about themes such as peace and love.

At 1 and 2:30 p.m., take part in interactive shows by Art Force Five—Alfred University’s Drawn to Diversity group—and learn how creativity can assist in problem-solving and in promoting equality. Participants receive an Art Force Five badge.

Also, view a special, one-day-only comic book display by Art Force Five that illustrates America’s journey toward civil rights. The display includes more than 25 classic comics and tackles questions such as, “Was Superman created to fight bullies?” and “Was Marvel’s Black Panther part of the Black Panther party?”

Help peace take flight by creating a flock of paper doves to hang in the
museum galleries. 

All Celebrating Diversity activities are included with general museum admission fees. 

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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.

 General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

 Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 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.