Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary at The Strong Museum September 17 & 18

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

August 29, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary
at The Strong Museum
September 17 & 18

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic video game Sonic the Hedgehog at The Strong© museum on Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a character meet-and-greet with the speedy title character and other activities based around the best-selling game—one of the newest inductees into The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame.Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary

Pose for pictures with Sonic and watch screenings of the animated television show Sonic Boom. Play versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, including the original, in the eGameRevolution exhibit. Use craft skills to create your own spiky Sonic headgear to take home.

“Since its launch in 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog remains the biggest selling Sega Genesis game of all time,” says Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games. “The game spawned its own franchise, including 20 additional games and spins offs, as well as a television show and comic book, making Sega’s mascot recognizable to millions of people worldwide. We’re proud to honor its impact with this celebration.”

All Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary 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.