Meet Sid the Science Kid during School-Break Week December 26-January 3

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

November 24, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Meet Sid the Science Kid
during School-Break Week

at The Strong Museum
December 26–January 3

Meet Sid the Science Kid from the award-winning PBS Kids’ TV show during School-Break Week at The Strong museum December 26 through January 3. Pose and take photos with Sid from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

Then step into Sid’s world in Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! and explore playful learning environments seen only previously on television. Investigate every day science questions such as, “Why do magnets pick up some things and not others?” and “Where does sound come from?” around Sid’s home, at the Super Fab Lab, on the playground, and in other iconic locations from the show. Use scientific thinking and tools to learn about simple machines, laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and more. Discover the laws of science and experience the five senses as you journey through five hands-on zones:

  • Climb onto Sid’s bed and pull the lever to launch Sid’s toys back into the toy box using a catapult.
  • Test the laws of physics by using a pulley to lift stuffed animals into a backyard tree house.
  • Use your engineering skills to construct an object with gears, ramps, and blocks.
  • Explore the properties of magnets, sound, color, and more in the Super Fab Lab.
  • Research and roleplay STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—careers such as an astronaut, doctor, or scientist.

All School Break with Sid the Science Kid activities are included with general museum admission fees.

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! remains on view through January 24, 2016. The exhibit was created by The Magic House® in collaboration with the Jim Henson Company. Characters TM & © 2015 The Jim Henson Company. 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 $14, 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.