Halloween Parties at National Museum of Play Oct 29 & 30

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 • 585-263-2700 • museumofplay.org

October 1, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhineweald, 585-410-6365     srhinewald@thestrong.org

Tots Halloween Party and Family Halloween Fun
at the National Museum of Play
October 29 & 30

Witches, princesses, and superheroes of all ages are welcome! Don a spooky or creative costume and come to the National Museum of Play at the Strong for two Halloween parties: one especially for preschoolers and another for children of all ages.

The littlest ghosts and goblins will enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating at the museum’s Tots Halloween Party, Friday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet storybook favorites such as Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. Pick up a goody bag from Mother Goose and trick-or-treat for prizes. Dance to Halloween music, play games, and create fun crafts.

Everyone will enjoy the Family Halloween Party on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trick-or-treat with favorite storybook characters including Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Amelia Bedelia, and Robin Hood. Join in the Monster Mash and dance to other Halloween-inspired tunes. Play Ring Toss, get a temporary tattoo at the Tattoo Parlor, and see yourself in silly fun-house mirrors. Make Halloween crafts and decorate your treat bag.

The Tots Halloween Party and Family Halloween Party are included with general museum admission fees.


Located in downtown Rochester, New York, the National Museum of Play® at the Strong™, is the only museum in the world devoted solely to the study of play as it illuminates cultural history.

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.

Admission Fees:
General admission (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®):
Adults $11; Seniors $10; Children (2–15) $9; Children younger than two free;
Strong members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®:
General admission fee plus $1.50 for members, $3 for nonmembers; Children under 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only. Please call 585-263-2700 to reserve and purchase tickets. 

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 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, you will be directed to additional parking at neighboring municipal garages (fees may apply).