America at Play Opening Celebration December 10 at The Strong Museum

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

November 20, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

America at Play Opening Celebration
December 10
at The Strong® Museum

Commemorate the opening of The Strong’s newest permanent exhibit at the America at Play Opening Celebration at The Strong museum on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a trip back in time and see what play was like in the 19th-century with staff from the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Try your hand at toys of the past, including jackstraws, cup-and-ball, the whimmy-diddle and more. Create your own cup-and-ball. Delight in winter scenes designed and produced by the Rochester LEGO Users Group.

Then dive into the past and explore more than 300 years of play and pastimes at the original, permanent America at Play exhibit. View rare and iconic artifacts from every era throughout the exhibit, including the world’s largest Erector Set, a Buddy L Wrecker truck made entirely out of wood, and the first handmade Monopoly set by Charles Darrow.

All America at Play opening celebration 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 $14.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly GardenGeneral Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 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.