Enter The Strong Museum’s Out of This World Contest

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

May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release

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

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

Enter The Strong Museum’s
Out of This World Contest

Are you a sci-fi fan? Do you love to build? In celebration of the Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit, The Strong® invites builders to put their skills to work by using any variety of materials and uploading photos of their creations on the museum’s Facebook page from July 5 through July 22 and August 8 through August 26. In July, use your imagination to make a unique spaceship, and in August, create a wondrous robot. Rocket

Monthly winners—one from each of three age groups—will receive a $25 museum shop gift card. Winners may see their photo appear in museum publications, on the museum’s website, and on signage around the museum. All submissions must be original. Mail or email entries will not be accepted. Complete rules can be accessed at museumofplay.org/contest.

And don’t forget to blast off into the imaginative universes of science-fiction classics in the original Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit. Learn about the ways that science-fiction books, toys, movies, and video games have captured people’s imaginations and shaped the way they play. Travel to distant futures and faraway galaxies to explore key sci-fi themes in zones that couple artifacts from The Strong’s collections with interactive play exercises.

All Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns activities are included with general museum admission fees.


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.