Animation School-Break Week April 12 to 20

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

March 17, 2014

For Immediate Release

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

Animation School–Break Week
at The Strong Museum
April 12–20

Celebrate the art of animation with daily activities during Animation School–Break Week at The Strong® National Museum of Play® Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, April 20. Disney’s Lady and the Tramp animation cel from 1955.

Get up close with animation sketches and movie cels from The Strong’s collections including Disney classics such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, Lady and the Tramp, and Steamboat Willy. Rochester-native Eileen Morrell collected the cels during her lifetime, and her family generously donated them to The Strong in 2007.  


Make your own thuamatrope, a Victorian-era toy that creates a single image from two separate images on a disk when it’s twirled quickly between two fingers. Then test your cartoon IQ. Challenge family members to guess popular cartoon characters by their silhouette and match well-known quotes and phrases to the characters that coined them.

And don’t forget to visit the Animation exhibit before it closes on April 27, 2014. 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.

All Animation 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.