The Strong Announces Upcoming Dates for Museum Mondays for Seniors

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

December 10, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

The Strong® Announces Upcoming Dates for
Museum Mondays for Seniors

Mondays, January 6, February 3, March 2, April 13 & May 4:

National Toy Hall of Fame Guided Tour

Discover the stories behind the iconic toys inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame on January 6, February 3, March 2, April 13, and May 4. Did you know that the Slinky was not originally supposed to be a toy? Why was Twister nearly pulled from production just before it became a national sensation? Find out the answers and other fun facts during a guided tour beginning at 11:30 a.m. through the Toy Halls of Fame exhibit. Explore the museum between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about other artifacts in The Strong’s collection.


Mondays, January 13 & 27; February 10 & 24; March 9, 16, 23 & 30; April 20 & 27; and May 11 & 18: 

Butterfly Garden Experience

Museum Mondays for SeniorsExplore the museum’s exhibit spaces and Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden on January 13 and 27; February 10 and 24; March 9, 16, 23 and 30; April 20 and 27; and May 11 and 18, 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. From March 13 through May 4, get up close to hundreds of flowers from around the world during Orchids in Bloom.

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.

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: Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum’s parking garage. The garage can be accessed from Howell Street on the south side of the museum. 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.