Meet Scooby-Doo during Animation Opening Weekend February 1 and 2

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

January 2, 2014

For Immediate Release

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

Meet Scooby-Doo during
Animation Opening Celebration
at The Strong Museum
February 1 and 2

Meet canine sleuth Scooby-Doo during the Animation Opening Weekend Celebration at The Strong® National Museum of Play® on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Join in two days of festivities filled with photo opportunities, mystery games, and crafts.

Scooby-Doo—Meet, greet, and pose for photos with Cartoon Network’s canine celebrity on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m .

Games—Ruh roh! Who stole Scooby’s snacks? Uncover clues through the museum to help find the culprit. Also, learn fascinating facts about how detectives use fingerprints to track down criminals and give your brain a workout by trying to decipher mysteries from the popular
30 Second Mysteries book series.

Crafts—Try your hand at animation by designing a thaumatrope—a toy made from disks that makes two pictures appear to combine into a single image when twirled quickly
by strings.

And don’t forget to visit the new Animation exhibit. Explore the science behind the art of animation amid colorful, larger-than-life graphics of popular characters from Cartoon Network. Families and children will delight in bringing their own creations to life—from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques, to movement, timing, filming, and sound selections. The exhibit remains at The Strong museum through April 27, 2014.

All Animation Opening Weekend 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.

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