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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.

Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 290

Recurring weekly on Monday until December 12, 2016

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month:

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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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January 7, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Say “hello” to mermaids Tory and Katfish and learn about undersea creatures, such as starfish. Meet the Pout-Pout Fish and enjoy story readings of The Pout-Pout Fish and Pout-Pout Fish and the Big,

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Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month:

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January 16, 2017

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy special performances celebrating black history presented by Bright Star Theatre. In Heroes of the Underground Railroad, learn about Harriet

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January 21, 2017 - January 22, 2017

Hit the road with America’s most iconic and beloved motorcycle. Explore a pretend engineering lab and motorcycle dealership, and use science, technology, engineering, and math concepts to dream up a

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February 4, 2017

Meet with mascots from local sports teams, including the Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, Rochester Red Wings, State University of New York (SUNY) Alfred State, and SUNY Geneseo. Vote for

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Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month:

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February 11, 2017 - February 12, 2017

Dress in your most regal attire and meet Her Majesty, the Queen of Play. Be whisked away for a day full of dancing and lively music in the royal court. Enjoy sprightly dance tunes and soaring melodies

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February 18, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Race into The Strong for activities celebrating powerful motorcycles. Peddle your way to victory on a special bicycle course. Test your movie-motorcycle knowledge by matching pictures of cinematic

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March 3, 2017

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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March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, crafts, and more. Pose for photos with Thing 1 and Thing 2. Travel through a classic picture book on a story walk. Craft a miniature book from a single

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Recurring weekly on Monday until March 27, 2017

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month:

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March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Back by popular demand, local kinetic art builder StickTrickDominoDude Michael Fantauzzo returns to create a new masterpiece filled with simple machines such as levers, planes, and pulleys. Watch as

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March 25, 2017 - March 26, 2017

Swing into The Strong for a hero-filled weekend, and be sure to bring your camera! Meet two of Marvel Comic’s official superheroes—Spider-Man swings in on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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