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The Strong Museum

Come play all day at upstate New York’s largest year-round family attraction and the only museum in the world devoted solely to the study of play. More than 150,000 square feet of extraordinary exhibits invite you to step onto Sesame Street, walk down the Yellow Brick Road, run a kids market, attend Super Powers school, play your way through the history of video games, visit the Berenstain Bears, and more. The museum is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame® and the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, and other play-related artifacts. Enjoy a spacious food court, operating indoor train and 1918 carousel, and two museum shops.

October 1, 2016

Journey down the rabbit hole into the world of Alice in Wonderland during preview performances by the New York State Ballet. See familiar characters such as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of

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October 10, 2016

This Columbus Day, learn about the creatures who roam the night. Meet nocturnal animals such as a barred owl from the Seneca Park Zoo. Take pictures with storybook characters that love nighttime,

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November 11, 2016

Delight in storytelling, dance, and theater from family holiday favorites The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. Enjoy an excerpt from The Nutcracker performed by costumed dancers from Rochester City

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October 29, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Get ready for a ferociously fun time! Stop by Elmo’s World to meet the furry red monster and other creatures. Take pictures and speak with fantastical hand puppet characters. Delight in storybook

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October 31, 2016

Bring the littlest trick-or-treaters to enjoy Halloween activities and prizes! Come in costume and collect prizes from favorite storybook characters including Little Bo Peep, Red Riding Hood, and

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November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Meet and take pictures with Buddy of the popular PBS Kids series Dinosaur Train. View artifacts that explore why powerful dinosaurs fascinate children and inspire their play in the new Big, Scary, and

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November 10, 2016

The 2016 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony. Included with general museum admission fees.

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November 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Honor the newly inducted toys and revel in a weekend of activities featuring puppets and the cardboard box. Create your own princess or puppy marionette to take home. Play with a variety of puppet

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November 18, 2016

Enjoy a brief concert by Eastman School of Music students followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. Included with general museum admission fees.

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December 3, 2016

Jump, run, or slide into the museum for fitness fun! Learn tips about snowboarding and step on one for yourself with Bristol Mountain. Share your 5-2-1-0 knowledge and gather smart tips from the Be a

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December 9, 2016

Enjoy a brief concert by Eastman School of Music students followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. Included with general museum admission fees.

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December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Explore the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit and see what life was like as a dinosaur during the Cretaceous period. Pose for pictures with Fidelisaurus, the mascot of Fidelis Care. Design and

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The Strong now offers a discount of $2.00 off regular museum admission fees to convention and conference delegates who more