Happiest Hour Returns to The Strong Museum on December 12

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

December 4, 2018

For Immediate Release

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

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

Happiest Hour Returns
to The Strong® Museum
on December 12

ROCHESTER, NY—Adults age 21 and older are invited to stop in from the cold and enjoy an evening of winter fun during The Strong’s Happiest Hour presented by the Simon Business School on Wednesday, December 12, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.

Delight in crafts and activities, including winter-themed Pictionary, a penguin relay, and ugly sweater ornament crafting. Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing. The evening also features an ugly sweater contest, fireside karaoke with Wildbyrd Productions, a supermarket sweep competition hosted by Simon Business School, and dance party with DJ Naps from BreakThrough Entertainment.

Journey through the museum and play through two floors of interactive exhibits. Leap into the world of superheroes in American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil, play classic video games in eGameRevolution and Pinball Playfields, and step up to a 20-foot bubble tower in Toy Halls of Fame. Also, explore the Be the Astronaut exhibit and plan a space mission, check out real space suits, and drive futuristic rovers designed by NASA.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is only $3 per person during Happiest Hour. (Entry to the garden ends at 8:40 p.m. The butterfly garden closes at 9 p.m.)

Admission is limited to guests 21 years of age or older. Photo ID is required. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at museumofplay.org/happiest-hour. Current museum members can purchase tickets for $12. VIP packages are available for $150 and include four tickets to the Happiest Hour, a private table, concierge food service, 40 game tokens, and four tickets to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Ticket availability is limited. Ticket sales are final and not refundable. Bar is cash only. ATMs are available on site. Free parking is available in the museum lot on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event is made possible by The Strong Play Makers Leadership Council, a volunteer group of young professionals, and generous sponsors: Simon Business School, Salena’s Mexican Restaurant, Roc Brewing Co., Wright Beverage Distributing, Sugary Delights, Celebrate Events, Yelp Rochester, 98 PXY, Breakthrough Entertainment, and Wildbyrd Productions.