Original Take Flight Exhibit Closes September 6

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

July 26, 2021

For Immediate Release

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

Fly in to See the
Original Take Flight Exhibit
Before it Departs

Fly in to see the original the Take Flight exhibit at The Strong before it departs on September 6, 2021. Learn about the history of flight-based toys with examples from The Strong’s collection, explore the diverse group of women and men that took flying to new heights, and test your flying skills at a variety of stations for the littlest aviators and the biggest kids:


  • View large-scale model airplanes soaring overheard courtesy of the Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum and The Strong’s wide collection of toy airplanes.
  • Walk through the history and scope of flight with a video detailing the various ways that humans have taken to the sky—and beyond!
  • Learn about the important role of the Tuskegee Airmen and see a G.I. Joe inspired by their legendary flights.
  • Discover the many contributions of women to flight and see an Amelia Earhart-inspired Barbie doll.
  • Explore the history of flight in board games and play a reproduction of World Flyers from the 1920s.
  • Design a paper airplane and test your throwing skills at a distance and accuracy station.
  • Jump into the cockpit and play your way through classic flying video games, such as Time Pilot 2048, After Burner, and Apollo 14.
  • Create a paper airplane, upload its image, and watch it take flight in digital form.
  • For the littlest aviators, zoom rocket ships around a lunar setting and explore the wonders of space.

Take Flight is presented in the Fidelis Care Gallery. Included with general admission fees.


Museum Hours: The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

General Admission Fees: Age 2 and older $18, 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 non-members, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum’s parking garage for free now through the end of July. Parking is $5 for non-members. Members can use one of their six annual parking validations during their visit. Once all validations are used, members may park in the garage for $5. More details at museumofplay.org/visit/directions-and-parking.