The Strong Announces Fall Dates for Museum Mondays for Seniors

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

September 11, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

The Strong® Announces Fall Dates for
Museum Mondays for Seniors

Mondays, October 7, November 4 & December 2: Margaret Woodbury Strong Guided Tour

Discover the life of museum founder Margaret Woodbury Strong on October 7, November 4, and December 2 at 11:30 a.m. Learn how the philanthropist—who was at one time the second richest woman in the world—shared the importance of play with people in the Rochester community through her vast collection of objects from around the world, including miniatures and dollhouses. View artifacts that she treasured, such as her favorite doll, Mabel. Explore the museum between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about other artifacts in The Strong’s collection.

Mondays, October 21 & 28; November 18 & 25; and December 9 & 16: Butterfly Garden Experience

Museum Mondays for SeniorsExplore the museum’s exhibit spaces and Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden during Museum Mondays for Seniors on October 21 and 28; November 18 and 25; and December 9 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stroll through the museum’s butterfly garden—a lush, tropical environment featuring hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying butterflies—as you take part in nature play, a favorite pastime of museum founder Margaret Woodbury Strong. Beginning November 11, view hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter onto colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic.

Tickets for Museum Mondays for Seniors are $10 and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. These experiences are for adults age 55 and older. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit.



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. The museum closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and December 31 and is closed on December 25. The museum opens at noon on January 1.

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.