Meet Ben 10 and Bugs Bunny During Get Animated! Cartoon Weekend March 15 & 16

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

February 19, 2014

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,
Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

 Meet Ben 10 and Bugs Bunny
During Get Animated! Cartoon Weekend
at The Strong Museum
March 15 & 16

Say hello to Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and the iconic Bugs Bunny during Get Animated! Cartoon Weekend at The Strong® National Museum of Play® on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Join in two days filled with photo opportunities, professional animator workshops, and other animation-inspired activities:

Ben 10 and Bugs Bunny—Meet, greet, and pose for photos with Cartoon Network’s kid-hero Ben 10 and the tricky rabbit Bugs Bunny as they stroll through the museum on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Animators—Meet professional animators from Rochester’s own Animatus Studio, ask questions about their artistic process, and see samples of their work—including drawn, handmade, and 2D and 3D computer-generated images, and then create your own stop-motion animation. On Sunday only, be animated via stop-motion and see yourself on the big screen! For more on Animatus Studio, please visit

Crafts and Games—Design, sketch, or color your own cartoon, and then work your way through a word search featuring names of popular animated characters.

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

All Get Animated! Cartoon 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.



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.