Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure Closes May 10

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

April 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure
Only on View through May 10

at The Strong Museum

Don’t miss your last chance to jump into the game at Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure. The exhibit remains at The Strong museum only through Sunday, May 10.

Travel from coast to coast learning about historical sites, iconic tourist destinations, and popular recreation and sports venues through unique hands-on activities, challenging puzzles and games, and a blend of classic and special edition Trivial Pursuit® questions. Each section of the exhibit brims with activities specific to the customs and geography of regions across the country:

  • Northeast Region Climb to the top of a lighthouse and use the spotting scope to identify coastline features or to warn approaching ships with the beacon and foghorn. Make a stop at Fenway Park in Boston and play a pinball-style baseball game. In New York, countdown to midnight and activate the lighted ball for a New Year’s Celebration in Times Square. Mark the Independence Day holiday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and take a pretend tour of the capital.
  • Southeast Region Fill a basket with peaches, explore the Everglades, and build a sand castle along the Gulf Coast. Be part of Kentucky Derby race day by grooming and feeding a realistic horse, then travel to Louisiana to create your own jazz arrangement. Peddle a pretend steamboat in Mississippi, putt on a two-hole golf course in South Carolina, and go camping in West Virginia.
  • Midwest Region Motor into the action of the Indy 500 by pumping gas, cleaning windows, and changing the tires on a kid-sized racecar. Pose for photos with the presidents at Mount Rushmore, picnic before the NFL Hall of Fame Game in Ohio, and make a stop at the International Peace Garden.
  • Mountain Region Race on skis against a friend in Colorado, take a kayak past a waterfall in Idaho, and dig up the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in Montana. Beware of the rumble and look out as Old Faithful erupts in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Southwest Region Saddle up a kid-friendly mule for a ride into the Grand Canyon, step into a pretend hot air balloon gondola, and explore buildings of the “Old West.” Then activate a rotating Ferris wheel as you learn about why the Lonestar State is known for its state and county fairs.
  • Western Region Guide a dog sled through the Iditarod in Alaska, and then warm up for a spell by hopping into a kid-sized convertible for a cruise through sunny California. Perform a Hawaiian dance, try to traverse Mount Rainer, and use a constellation guide to search for stars.

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure remains on view at The Strong through May 10 and is included with general museum admission fees. The Trivial Pursuit: A 50-State Adventure exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Trivial Pursuit® is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. 1981, 2015 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02861-1059 USA. 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 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.