Enter The Strong Museum’s Comic Book Costume Contest

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

March 3, 2016

For Immediate Release

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

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

Enter The Strong Museum’s
Comic Book Costume Contest

Comic book fans unite! In anticipation of Superheroes Weekend, The Strong invites fans to dress in a family-friendly superhero or super-villain costume and upload photos on the museum’s Facebook page between March 14 and 25.

Winners—three from each of two age groups—will receive free general museum admission for up to four people on either the Saturday or Sunday of Superheroes Weekend April 9 and 10, 2016. Winners may see their photo appear in museum publications, on the museum’s website, and on signage around the museum.   

All submissions must be original. Mail or email entries will not be accepted. Complete rules can be accessed at museumofplay.org/contest.

And don’t miss Superheroes Weekend on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Meet Spider-Man as he swings into the museum on Saturday, April 9 and Iron Man as he rockets in on Sunday, April 10. (Meet and pose for a picture with the superheroes at a designated time by picking up a free ticket in the Caterpillar Atrium the day of the event. Tickets are available one hour prior to designated appearance times while supplies last.) All weekend long, visit with PBS Kids’ Super Why, learn drawing and writing tips from professional artists, craft your own super persona, and more.

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


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 $14, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot 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.