Brains in Motion Weekend at The Strong Museum March 18 & 19

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

February 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Brains in Motion Weekend
at The Strong® Museum
March 18 & 19

Exercise your mind during Brains in Motion Weekend at The Strong museum on Saturday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Watch a kinetic sculpture detonate, try your hand at building a chain-reaction device, and more.

Back by popular demand, local kinetic art builder StickTrickDonimoDude Michael Fantauzzo returns to create masterpieces filled with simple machines such as levers, planes, and pulleys. Watch as he builds his intricate sculpture and detonates them at 3:30 p.m. daily. (As one of 15 participants, Fantauzzo worked on the Incredible Science Machine at Michigan Science Center in 2015, marking a North American record by toppling more than 200,000 dominoes.)

All weekend long, build a chain-reaction device with materials, including stacking cups, balls, ramps, and dominoes. Marvel at intricate devices built by Rochester LEGO User’s Group and check out toys designed and built by students from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

All Brains in Motion 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 $14.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General 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.