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Press Release

The Lost World of Dragons Exhibit Opens at The Strong Museum on February 8

Published January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020
For Immediate Release

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

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

Calling all adventurers! Be whisked off to a fantastical land when The Lost World of Dragons exhibit swoops into The Strong museum on Saturday, February 8. Come face to face with animatronic versions of these magical, mythical creatures.Lost World of Dragons

For thousands of years, dragons have captured the hearts and imaginations of cultures throughout the world. Explore the myths and lore that surround dragons—including stories from Norway and ancient China—and create your own dragon tales with shadow puppets.

Take pictures with seven moving dragons of all shapes and sizes, such as a regal red dragon, a slithering sea serpent, and the legendary wyvern. Then hop into the harness on a dragon, hold on tight, and soar through the air on a virtual flight. Enter “Smaug’s Lair” to see his piles of gold and treasures, and take a seat on the throne. Explore the forge and alchemy laboratory, complete a series of mix-and-match and magnetic dragon puzzles, and draw your own dragon.

The Lost World of Dragons remains on view through May 10 and is included with general museum admission fees. Presented in the Fidelis Care Gallery. The exhibit is developed by Stage Nine Exhibitions and distributed by Exhibits Development Group.




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.


General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $16, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

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

Parking: Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum’s parking garage. The garage can be accessed from Howell Street on the south side of the museum. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum garage may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.