In Another Galaxy Weekend November 15 & 16

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

October 15, 2014

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

In Another Galaxy Weekend
at The Strong Museum
November 15 & 16


Use the force and transport the family to In Another Galaxy Weekend at The Strong® museum on Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite science-fiction character and journey to another universe.

The blockbuster sci-fi event returns by popular demand with some new twists. Become part of the saga as actors from the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and Rebel Legion stroll through the museum in full Star Wars regalia, mingle with guests, and pose for pictures. And new this year, meet and attend a drawing demonstration by artist and inventor Spencer Brinkerhoff III ( who has worked with Lucasfilm, including creating art for the first Star Wars convention in Japan.

A cosmos of other intergalactic activities await:

  • Check out robots built by the R2-D2 Builders Club.
  • Meet the Rochester Ghostbusters, see their paranormal gear, and get your picture taken with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
  • Test your skills on sci-fi vintage arcade games, including Tron, Asteroids, and more.
  • Make a foam lightsaber and mix and match sci-fi outfits in the Other Worlds dress-up zone.
  • Stop the bad guys at the blaster range.
  • Learn about UFOS from The Rochester UFO Group and meet Richard Dolan, one of the world's leading UFO researchers.
  • Stretch your intellectual powers with brain teasers and puzzles from the Imperial Cadet Training Manual and the Rebel Legion Activity Book.
  • View science-fiction artifacts—including action figures and spaceships—from the museum’s collections.
  • Marvel at unique art inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, steampunk, and more.
  • Transform Mr. Potato Head into Darth Tater or Artoo Potatoo, and get a temporary tattoo at the Tatooine Tattoo Shop.

 All activities are included with general museum admission fees.

In Another Galaxy Weekend is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd or Walt Disney Studios.


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 during regular museum hours. 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.