Animation Exhibit Special Events

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

January 2, 2014

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Animation Exhibit
Special Events at
The Strong Museum

Explore the science behind the art of animation amid colorful, larger-than-life graphics of popular characters from Cartoon Network when you visit Animation, a new exhibit at The Strong® National Museum of Play® from February 1 to April 27, 2014.

And don’t miss these special Animation events:  

Saturday, February 1, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 1–4 p.m.
Opening Weekend  Celebration

Meet, greet, and pose for pictures with Scooby-Doo, the canine sleuth, during several appearances throughout each weekend day. Also enjoy mystery games, make an animation craft, and discover the art of animation in the new Animation exhibit.

Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, March 16, 1–4 p.m.
Get Animated! Cartoon Weekend

Stop by to say hello and pose for pictures with popular Cartoon Network characters Ben 10 and Bugs Bunny. Work with professional animators from Animatus Studio to create your own stop motion animation.

On Saturday only, don’t miss special premiers of the new, full-length animated film El Americano: The Movie ( before it hits theaters in the summer of 2014. Enjoy a presentation about the film by its director, Ricardo Arnaiz, and see if you have what it takes to be a voice-over star. Hone your skills at how-to-draw sessions and make crafts based on the film’s colorful characters.

All Animation activities are included with general museum admission fees.

The exhibit was created and is circulated by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. ™ and © 2014 Cartoon Network. All rights reserved.


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.