Seniors

Museum Mondays for Seniors

Through Museum Mondays for Seniors, individuals age 55 and older can purchase discounted tickets for $12. Ticket includes admission to the museum and Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Program is offered on select Mondays and may be reserved online up to 10 days in advance using the Buy Tickets button below.

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Group Experiences for Adults Age 55 and Older

The Strong offers behind-the-scenes experiences and unforgettable educational opportunities for lifelong learners amid the museum’s world-class collections, interactive exhibit spaces, and indoor garden. These playful experiences are designed to accommodate a range of interests and physical abilities. To book any of the programs below exclusively for your group, on the day of your choosing, please fill out this online form.

Lifelong Learning: Butterfly Talk

Enjoy a classroom-style talk with The Strong’s museum biologist, who will provide fascinating facts and information about butterflies. Then join a guided tour of Upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden. Stroll among lush, tropical foliage and flowers. Encounter hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. Participate in a butterfly release when newly emerged butterflies are released into free flight.

Duration: 1 hour
Activity level: Easy (some walking)
Maximum group size: 30
Tickets are $18 per person. General museum admission not included.

Lifelong Learning: Collector’s Corner

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the life and dreams of one of Rochester’s foremost collectors. Who was Margaret Woodbury Strong, and how did her life and collections inspire The Strong museum? A museum archivist introduces you to the museum’s founder through documents, photographs, and other archival materials. Discover how Margaret set the wheels in motion for what would become the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, and other historic materials related to play at The Strong—the largest museum in the world dedicated to the study and exploration of play.

Duration: 1 hour
Activity level: Easy (some walking)
Maximum group size: 30
Tickets are $18 per person. General museum admission not included.

Accessibility

The Strong welcomes guests of all abilities and is committed to providing quality, accessible experiences. Most areas of The Strong are wheelchair and walker accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.