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Press Release

The Strong Announces January Family Events

Published January 4, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021
For Immediate Release

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

This January, join The Strong for socially distant and family friendly events celebrating the winter season, the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and all things pirates:

Frozen Adventures
January 9 & 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Skate, sled, or snowshoe into The Strong for Frozen Adventures and meet the popular Ice Queen and Ice Princess on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. (All meet-and-greets will avoid physical contact and follow the museum’s COVID safety protocols.) All day long, make a wintry magic wand.

Day of Compassion
January 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with activities focused on treating people with compassion. Meet Corduroy Bear, listen to story readings at 1 p.m., and design a socially distanced “hug” craft for a loved one.

Pirate Party
January 23 & 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Arrr! Celebrate all things pirates and enjoy performances by the Happy Pirates in the Adams Atrium at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Make an eye patch, design a treasure chest, and solve Pirate Pat’s mystery.

All activities are included with general museum admission fees.  


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 $16, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change. (Note: Fees will be $18 beginning January 1, 2021.)

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.