Plan a Party

Create treasured memories for years to come by celebrating a special occasion at The Strong. The museum’s playful environment provides an ideal setting for birthday, engagement, graduation, and anniversary parties and gatherings such as family reunions and baby showers.

For reservations or more information, please call 585-410-6332.

Private Party Room

A private party room, with capacity for up to 100 guests, is available for $100 for the first hour and $75 for each additional hour. Set up and clean up is included with the room rental.

Discounted Museum Admission

Kids of all ages will enjoy The Strong's spectacular hands-on exhibits. With room rental, general museum admission for party guests may be purchased at a discounted rate (see table below). Admission for museum members and children under age two is always free.

Age 2 and older $8.50
Under age 2: free
Museum members: always free

Does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. See party add-on options for admission to the butterfly garden.

This discounted general admission program allows party guests to enjoy the museum from the start of the party until the museum closes. Adults and children will receive special wrist bands.

Free Games or Rides

Party hosts have the option of receiving 25 complimentary game tokens or six free rides on The Strong Express Train or Elaine Wilson Carousel. Additional tokens or rides may be purchased in advance or during your group visit.

Food and Beverage

The Plan a Party program at The Strong museum allows host to bring their own store-bought refreshments or purchase food and ice cream selections from museum food court vendors. Paper plates, napkins, and flatware are provided only with food court catering.

Inquire about the museum’s unlimited fountain drink package.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Party Add-On Options

Enhance any party with one or more of the following add-on options.

Costumed Characters

Enjoy a visit from a Berenstain Bear—either Mama, Papa, Brother, or Sister—for 20 minutes for $50.

Face Painting

A favorite at birthday parties, face painting is available for $25 for up to 10 guests, $2.50 each additional guest.

Butterfly Garden Admission

Treat guests to a breathtaking 20-minute experience in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Butterfly garden admission is available as an add-on to general admission fees at the rate of $4 for nonmembers and $3 for members age two and older. Due to limited capacity, entry to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is by timed ticket only. The last timed entry into the butterfly garden is at 20 minutes before closing.Advanced purchase of Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden tickets is highly recommended.

General Information

Scheduling

The private party room is available for rental during regular museum hours, with the exception of holidays and school-break weeks. Parties may be scheduled to begin:

  • Monday through Thursday, between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (last party ends at 5 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday, between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (last party ends at 8 p.m.)
  • Sunday, between 12:30 and 3 p.m. (last party ends at 5 p.m.)

The museum is not available for political or religious events.

Decorations

Hosts may bring table-top decorations to customize the party area. Please note, wall decorations and balloons are not permitted.

Reservations

To reserve a party room, contact Debie Himmelsbach at 585-410-6332 or dhimmelsbach@museumofplay.org.

All parties require a 50% non-refundable deposit with reservation. The balance is payable the day of the party.

The Strong also offers a unique and memorable setting for business and association meetings, receptions, and other special events. Learn more about after-hours facility rentals.