Celebrate Earth Day with the ScrapKins at The Strong Museum April 22

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

March 21, 2016

For Immediate Release

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

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Celebrate Earth Day with the ScrapKins
at The Strong Museum
April 22

Learn about turning trash into artwork with the ScrapKins at The Strong museum on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Join Brian Yanish, creator of the recycled arts program ScrapKins, for a recycling workshop and book signing. (Books will be available at the museum to purchase the day of the event.) Rethink the way you see “junk” and learn how to turn ordinary household items into works of art. Meet and take pictures with Itcher, one of six characters in the ScrapKins book series.

Yanish, an author and illustrator originally from Pittsford, New York, published ScrapKins Junk Re-thunk  in March, an activity book about a group of creatures who use their creativity to build a world from thrown away items. Yanish’s ScrapKins program encourages self-expression and environmental awareness among children around the world. Organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History and Scholastic Afterschool featured Yanish’s recycling art programs. He has also appeared on Sesame Street.

All Earth Day activities included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.


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.