Ninja Challenge Weekend at The Strong® Museum December 9 & 10

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

November 13, 2017

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Ninja Challenge Weekend
at The Strong® Museum
December 9 & 10

Put your ninja skills to the ultimate test during Ninja Challenge Weekend at The Strong museum on Saturday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Try out an obstacle course and meet contestants from NBC’s American Ninja Warriors television show.

Explore an endurance course provided by The Warrior Factory in Rochester and jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges. Use speed and precision to scale the “warped wall,” an eight-foot-tall curved barrier.

All weekend long, meet and take pictures with contestants of NBC’s popular American Ninja Warriors—Carl Fantauzzo and Jon “The Giant” Alexis, Jr. Fantauzzo is a resident of Greece who competed on the show four times and opened The Warrior Factory in May. Alexis competed on American Ninja Warriors three times, including placing third overall in the Las Vegas finals of the show’s eighth season.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Activities are for guests age six and older. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

All Ninja Challenge Weekend activities are included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.

Ninja Challenge Weekend is not sponsored or endorsed by American Ninja Warriors.


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 $15, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

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. Fees subject to change.

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.