Boardwalk Arcade Opening Celebration Weekend May 30 & 31

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

May 1, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Boardwalk Arcade
Opening Celebration Weekend
at The Strong Museum May 30 & 31

Discover a carnival of delights with arcade-themed activities and family entertainment at the Opening Celebration Weekend for Boardwalk Arcade at The Strong® museum on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. The original summertime exhibit invites guests to experience the fun and excitement of seaside amusements in all their bleeping, blipping, and vibrant glory.

During opening weekend, enjoy an array of strolling and “pop-up” circus acts throughout the museum by Flower City Vaudeville on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Rochester troupe, which formed in 2011, consists of performers Ted Baumhauer, Ward Hartenstein, and Rich Hughson. The colorful characters and costumes of Flower City Vaudeville bring a bygone era to life again with playful performances that include juggling, pantomime, rubber chickens, unicycle riding, accordion playing, and more.

Don’t miss a chance to step back in time in the Boardwalk Arcade exhibit, where you can challenge others to a game of Skee Ball, Temple Run, and Fruit Ninja; win tickets and redeem them for prizes; laugh at your reflection in fun-house mirrors; spin the wheel of fortune; play classic pinball and video arcade games; and much more. And check out Racers: The Thrill of Driving Games, and explore America’s long fascination with the need for speed.

Boardwalk Arcade is produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games and remains at the museum through September 7, 2015.

Please note: While several of the games and activities in Boardwalk Arcade can be played freely, some may require purchased tokens. Money collected from the sale of tokens helps maintain these original artifacts.


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.