Fat Brain School Break at The Strong March 19 to April 3

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

February 8, 2016

For Immediate Release

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

Fat Brain School Break
at The Strong Museum
March 19–April 3

Fatten up your brain through play with daily activities during Fat Brain School Break at The Strong museum from Saturday, March 19 through Sunday, April 3. Put on your thinking cap and challenge yourself to mind-expanding Fat Brain games and toys such as ModMobiles, Squigz, Tobbles, Twig, SpinAgain, and Hexactly. Build amazing creations with Dado Cubes—a toy whose invention was inspired by The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductee, the cardboard box!

Then explore all that goes into the sport of racing—including the design, development, and testing of cutting-edge car technology—at the Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibit. Become part of the race team and burn up the track in four immersive environments that simulate a racing garage and a trackside pit.

Blue Zone: what makes one car faster than another? Cruise into the Blue Zone to learn why race engineers need to choose the right car body and tires for maximum speed. Yellow Zone: what makes a car go? Get revved up in the Yellow Zone as you examine the moving parts of a real engine to learn how it provides power to turn the crankshaft and gears which cause the wheels to spin. Green Zone: zip into the Green Zone to satisfy your need for speed. Put five cars on the starting line, and see which zips to victory with the help of a digital timer and scoreboard. Red Zone: round the corner and head into the Red Zone to learn about the most important aspect of racing—safety. Rely on your reflexes and instincts on the “Timing Track” table and try to avoid other cars in your path.

All Fat Brain School Break activities are included with general museum admission fees.   

Hot Wheels: Race to Win remains on view through April 24, 2016. The exhibit is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel. HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from Mattel. ©2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

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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 $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.