Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! Special Events

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

September 3, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!
Special Events
at The Strong Museum

Step into the inquisitive world of Sid the Science Kid from the award-winning PBS Kids’ TV series at Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! at The Strong museum October 3, 2015 to January 24, 2016. For the first time ever, step into Sid’s world and explore playful learning environments seen only previously on television. Don’t miss these special events:

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! Opening Celebration
Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 1–4 p.m.

Meet and take photos with Sid the Science Kid and make a microphone craft. Then explore Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! and use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and the five senses. Investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, in the Super Fab Lab, and on the playground.

Balloons Around the World
Wednesday, October 7, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Local balloon artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami create a massive balloon sculpture to celebrate the opening of Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! during the 16th annual Balloons Around the World event. This year’s sculpture will feature a child looking through an oversized telescope. The sculpture will remain on view through Columbus Day weekend.

Science Fun with Sid Columbus Day Weekend
Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, October 11, 1–4 p.m.
Monday, October 12, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet and take photos with Sid the Science Kid. Create your own science journal—just like Sid’s—and stop by science stations to experiment with magnets, build catapults, and more. Watch as Michael Fantauzzo (StickTrickDominoDude) and Chris Wright (xXDominoMasterXx) create a kinetic-art and chain-reaction machine using blocks, marbles, popsicle sticks, and more. Learn about wildlife conservation awareness and see live native and exotic animals during a 1 p.m. presentation on Saturday and Sunday by The Wildlife Defenders of Canandaigua, a wildlife education outreach group run by Bridges for Brain Injury Inc. Stop by a 4-H exploration station hosted by the members of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

On Saturday only, enjoy a science-themed musical performance by Eastman School students and faculty and participate in interactive acoustic presentations to learn about the physics of sound. On Monday at 1 p.m. only, watch Larry Moss from Airigami construct a balloon mousetrap to solve the problem of a mouse on the loose.

All programs and events are included with general museum admission fees. Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! created by The Magic House® in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company.


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. (Note: After November 1, general admission fees change to $14.)

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.