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Museum will be closed Friday, October 20 for the Play Ball gala.

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Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden Photographer’s Hour

Are you a professional or aspiring photographer? Have you ever wanted to photograph in the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden with your equipment and no crowds? The Strong is offering an exclusive, ticketed photography hour for up to 10 photographers. Lighting equipment is permitted.  Take photos of the garden’s colorful plants, hundreds of free-flying butterflies, and animals, including goldfish, a tortoise, a chameleon, Chinese button quail, and a green aracari (toucan).

Registration is required and is $50. Photographers retain all rights on photos taken in the garden.

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October 16
9:50 am - 10:50 am

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