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Press Release

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend at The Strong Museum November 7 & 8

Published October 21, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
For Immediate Release

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

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration WeekendHonor the newly inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees, including Easy Bake Oven and Hula Hoop, during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend at The Strong museum on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Watch 4-H youth and museum staff put their cooking skills to the test in cooking demonstrations with the Easy Bake Oven at noon. Enjoy a socially-distant flow arts performance featuring glowing lights, dances, and the Hula Hoop at 1 p.m. (Please be aware that strobe and flashing lights are used during this performance.) Test your skills by solving a mystery, inspired by the popular board game Clue and visit the Toy Halls of Fame exhibit to create virtual bubbles, orchestrate a music show using Crayola Crayons, and more.

All activities included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.



Museum Hours: The museum’s fall hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 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 $16, 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.