Fairy Magic at The Strong Museum June 21 through October 31

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

May 23, 2019

For Immediate Release

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

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

Fairy Magic
at The Strong® Museum
June 21–October 31

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden and be transported to a magical world during Fairy Magic at The Strong museum from Friday, June 21 through Thursday, October 31.

Fairy Magic

Listen to spritely music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers. Get up close to charming fairy house doors created by artist Chris Pallace and Kevin Serwacki of Blue Toucan Studios. Snap pictures as butterfly garden residents, such as Chinese button quail, peek at the magical dwellings.

“Fairy Magic gives guests an opportunity to ring in the summer season in an imaginative way,” says Craig Sherwood, manager of grounds and live collections at The Strong. “By pairing blooming flowers with creative fairy houses, Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden transforms into a magical area, and we’re excited to bring this popular program back for people to enjoy.” 

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is the only year-round, indoor butterfly garden in upstate New York and is home to hundreds of free-flying, tropical and native butterflies, as well as a chameleon, turtles, a tortoise, and a green aracari toucan.

Garden fees apply for Fairy Magic. Guests may purchase general museum admission plus butterfly garden tickets online or at the museum’s admissions desk. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 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 $16, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

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.