Summer at The Strong Social Media Campaign

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

June 11, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325, kdellaporta@museumofplay.org

Tell The Strong Museum
Where You Are Visiting From

This Summer

Social Media Campaign Spotlights Guests from Across the Globe

Where are you visiting from? Whether from Webster or Wisconsin, or Chili or Chile, guests to The Strong museum this summer are encouraged to let the museum know where they have traveled from. Write your hometown on a sheet of paper at one of four stations throughout the museum and then snap a picture holding the sign in a favorite exhibit. Post the image to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #SummerAtTheStrong from July 1 to August 31 to be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a museum T-shirt.

Each year, The Strong welcomes more than 500,000 guests, including visitors from all 50 states and six continents. The museum launched the Summer at The Strong campaign in 2014, and participants included visitors from more than a dozen countries, including Australia, France, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, the Philippines, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

“The Strong is proud to be a must-see destination,” says Kathie Dengler, senior vice president for guest and institutional services. “We are privileged to serve guests from across the nation and throughout the world.”

Contest photos may be used for museum social media, internal and external signage, and related promotional materials.

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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.