Press Release

Celebrate the Opening of Take Flight, February 6 & 7

Published January 27, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
For Immediate Release

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

Celebrate the opening of the original Take Flight exhibit at The Strong during opening weekend on Saturday, February 6, and Sunday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy safe, family friendly activities, including story readings, demonstrations, and crafts.

  • Listen to Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman character actors read a stories about aviation at noon and 1 p.m. and then pose for a picture with the historic pilots.
  • Discover women in aviation with the Finger Lakes Ninety-Nines, the local chapter of the international organization of women pilots.
  • Learn about rockets with the Monroe County Astronautical Rocket Society, the oldest continually active section of the National Association of Rocketry.
  • Create a paper helicopter and test its flight capabilities.

Be sure to check out the Take Flight exhibit and learn about the history of flight-based toys with examples from The Strong’s collection, explore the diverse group of women and men that took flying to new heights, and test your flying skills at a variety of stations for the littlest aviators and the biggest kids:


Museum Hours: The museum’s December hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. All guests, including members, must have a ticket to enter the museum. Learn more at museumofplay.org/play-safe.

General Admission Fees: Age 2 and older $18, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden Hours: The garden’s fall hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Last entry is at 2:15 p.m.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for non-members, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum’s parking garage for free now through the end of July. Parking is $5 for non-members. Members can use one of their six annual parking validations during their visit. Once all validations are used, members may park in the garage for $5. More details at museumofplay.org/visit/directions-and-parking.