Orchids in Bloom at The Strong Museum April 14–May 14

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

March 16, 2017

For Immediate Release

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

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Orchids in Bloom
at The Strong® Museum
April 14–May 14

Marvel at more than 150 orchids in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden during Orchids in Bloom at The Strong museum from Friday, April 14 through Sunday, May 14. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world—including Central and South America, and Asia—and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. 

“The tropical environment of Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden provides the perfect conditions for these exotic orchids to bloom,” says Craig Sherwood, manager of grounds and live collections at The Strong. “The orchids will be placed throughout the garden and blend with the unique architecture of the space. Many species of butterflies love to perch on orchids, as well, which will offer great photo opportunities.”

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is the only year-round, indoor butterfly garden in upstate New York and is home to hundreds of free-flying, tropical and native butterflies, as well as four-footed and feathered friends, including button quail, a chameleon, turtles, a tortoise, and a green aracari toucan.

Garden fees apply for Orchids in Bloom. Entry is by timed ticked only. Guests may purchase general museum admission plus butterfly garden tickets online or at the museum’s admissions desk.

Programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.



Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $14.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.