Fat Brain School-Break Week February 15 to 23

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

January 21, 2014

For Immediate Release

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

Fat Brain School-Break Week
at The Strong Museum
February 15–23

Fatten up your brain through play with daily activities during Fat Brain School-Break Week at The Strong® National Museum of Play® Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, February 23. Put on your thinking cap and challenge yourself to mind-expanding Fat Brain games and toys such as the new Squigz and Tobbles, along with classics such as Twig, Reptangles, and Hexactly. Build amazing creations with Dado Cubes—a toy whose invention was inspired by The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductee, the cardboard box!

More brain-tingling fun awaits in the new Animation exhibit, where children and families can explore the science behind the art of animation amid colorful, larger-than-life graphics of popular characters from Cartoon Network. Guests will delight in bringing their own creations to life—from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques, to movement, timing, filming, and sound selections. Families can explore an array of animation tools and techniques, including cartoon drawing visual effects, cel layering, computer animation, and stop-motion and time-lapse technology.

The Animation exhibit remains on view at The Strong through April 27, 2014.

Note: To accommodate families during the busy February school-break week, when the museum parking lot may become full, The Strong will make available free shuttle service to and from the East End Garage that will run continuously from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 17 through Thursday, February 20; and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21. The museum is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site parking facilities.

All Fat Brain School-Break Week activities are included with general museum admission fees.

The Animation 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.