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Press Release

The Strong Extends Hours for Tropical Break Week

Published February 9, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
For Immediate Release

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

Take a break from the winter chill and visit an indoor tropical oasis made entirely from balloons during Tropical School-Break Week at The Strong, February 13 through 21. The museum will be open for extended hours each day: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout break week, enjoy a tropical sculpture made entirely from ballons by John Barthelmes of Spotlight Arts and stop into the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden (garden fees apply) to enjoy a tropical paradise complete with decorations and music.


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.