Press Release

Silly Monsters Presented in part by Autism Learning Partners on October 31

Published October 23, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020
For Immediate Release

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

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

Celebrate Halloween with Silly Monsters Presented in part by Autism Learning Partners at The Strong museum on Saturday October 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Silly MonstersDelight in a screening of Sesame Street’s first-ever animated special The Monster at the End of This Story at 1 p.m. in the Paychex Theater using social distance. In this new special, Grover is the star of his very own story. But oh no—there is a monster at the end! Grover does everything he can to stop the show and avoid the monster, but nothing works. With help from his friends, Grover learns it is ok to feel afraid. By the end, he is ready to meet the monster—only to discover that the monster is furry, lovable, and brave Grover!

Plus, as part of Silly Monsters:

  • Enjoy a story reading of the beloved Sesame Street classic The Monster at the End of This Book at 11 a.m.
  • Take a photo in a pumpkin patch.
  • Dance to monster tunes.
  • Play a round of Furry Monster Bingo.
  • Make a headband to dress up as your favorite monster friend.

All activities included with general museum admission fees. Weekend programming activities presented in part by Autism Learning Partners. Image courtesy of ™/© 2020 Sesame Workshop. 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.