Museum Mondays for Seniors at The Strong Museum March 6, 13 & 20

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

February 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Museum Mondays for Seniors
at The Strong® Museum
March 6, 13 & 20

Meet history’s playful side during Museum Mondays for Seniors at The Strong museum on Mondays, March 6, 13 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new, self-guided program for adults age 55 and older includes admission to both the museum and Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Revisit your childhood as you get up close with some of America’s rarest and most iconic playthings. See the first handmade Monopoly set created by Charles Darrow (who popularized the game), Thomas Edison’s mechanical Talking Doll, the first Hot Wheels race cars, and the German Bild Lilli fashion doll (which inspired the beloved Barbie doll). Discover insightful facts about these featured artifacts on the 12 Must-See Artifact audio tour, available on The Strong Museum Guide mobile app.

Dive into The Strong’s interactive exhibit spaces and discover how play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery. Explore more than 300 years of play and pastimes at America at Play, learn about the iconic toys inducted to the museum’s National Toy Hall of Fame, and marvel at cases filled with a variety of dolls, action figures, and stuffed animals in Play Pals.

Then, visit the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden—a lush, tropical environment where you may walk among hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies. Be sure to visit the chrysalis case to see emerging butterflies. (Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden timeslots can be arranged at the admissions desk upon arrival at the museum.)

Tickets for Museum Mondays for Seniors are $10 and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. This experience is for adults 55 and older. Photo ID is required.



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 $14.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 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.