Calendar

So much fun, so close to home! Unless otherwise noted, special events typically end by 4 p.m. and are included with general museum admission fees.

Programs underwritten in part by official airline of The Strong.

May

23
Wednesday, May 23
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

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Wednesday, May 30
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

June

4
Monday, June 4
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Summertime Fun. Spring into summer with stories about sunshine, nature, and outdoor activities. Meet and take pictures with Rochester Red Wings' mascot Spikes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Saturday, June 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Celebrate the return of The Strong’s Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit. Travel to faraway galaxies through dynamic, hands-on sci-fi activities and discover science fiction books, toys, video games, and other artifacts from The Strong’s collections. Opening weekend only, say hello to a health care robot and an alien from outer space. Help robots transform to disguise their identities, build a rocket and UFO out of recycled materials, team up with a Martian to zap the bad guys, and more.

 
9
Saturday, June 9
9–10 a.m.

Members: Delight in experiencing the Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

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Sunday, June 10
1–4 p.m.

Celebrate the return of The Strong’s Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit. Travel to faraway galaxies through dynamic, hands-on sci-fi activities and discover science fiction books, toys, video games, and other artifacts from The Strong’s collections. Opening weekend only, say hello to a health care robot and an alien from outer space. Help robots transform to disguise their identities, build a rocket and UFO out of recycled materials, team up with a Martian to zap the bad guys, and more.

 
10
Sunday, June 10
11 a.m.–noon

Members: Delight in experiencing the Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

15
Friday, June 15

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

16
Saturday, June 16

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

17
Sunday, June 17

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

18
Monday, June 18

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

19
Tuesday, June 19

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

20
Wednesday, June 20

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

21
Thursday, June 21

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

22
Friday, June 22

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

23
Saturday, June 23

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

23
Saturday, June 23

Explore the evolution of jigsaw puzzles and see dozens of examples, including one of the first puzzles ever made, wooden puzzles from the 18th and 19th centuries, and a foot-powered jigsaw.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Sunday, June 24

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

24
Sunday, June 24
1:05 pm.

Join The Strong for a day at the ball park and a celebration of iconic toys when the Rochester Red Wings take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Frontier Field. The special day features a tribute to the time-honored toys in The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame with activities such as a Wiffle ball home run derby, Frisbee toss, in-game Big Wheel race, and more.

Tickets may be purchased at redwingsbaseball.com

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Monday, June 25

Swing in and test your mettle at the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park, back by popular demand! Embark on an indoor, action-packed adventure on a 26-foot-wide endurance zone! Conquer the twisted spider web, scale vertical nets six feet off the ground, and test your balance on log swings and rope bridges as you climb from one thrilling area to another.

The Aerial Adventures Mobile Park is for children ages four through 14. Due to limited capacity, entry is by timed ticket only. Tickets are $5 for non-members and $4 for members (in addition to general museum admission fees). Guests may purchase tickets at the museum admissions desk. Children must be 42 inches or taller and weigh less than 250 pounds to participate. Closed toe shoes are required. Participants must submit a signed liability release. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.

August

15
Wednesday, August 15
5:30–9:30 p.m.

Play with a purpose at the Happiest Hour, a fundraiser to support The Strong. The Happiest Hour is The Strong’s after-hours event for adults only.  For more information, visit museumofplay.org/support/special-events/happiest-hour

September

10
Monday, September 10
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

17
Monday, September 17
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, September 24
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

October

1
Monday, October 1
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, October 15
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, October 22
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, October 29
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

November

5
Monday, November 5
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, November 19
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, November 26
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

December

3
Monday, December 3
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, December 10
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

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Monday, December 17
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​