Orchids in Bloom at The Strong Museum March 31–May 14

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

March 6, 2018

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
March 31–May 14

Marvel at more than 150 orchids in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden during Orchids in Bloom at The Strong museum from Saturday, March 31 through Monday, 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. 

“We’re excited to offer the second annual Orchids in Bloom program in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden,” says Craig Sherwood, manager of grounds and live collections at The Strong. “Last year, guests loved taking pictures of different orchid varieties, such as Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis orchids. Paired with the butterflies and animals, the orchids help create a unique, tropical atmosphere in the garden and serve as a great way to begin the spring season.”

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 button quail, a chameleon, turtles, a tortoise, and a green aracari toucan.

Garden fees apply for Orchids in Bloom. Guests may purchase general museum admission plus butterfly garden tickets online or at the museum’s admissions desk. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 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 $15, 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. 

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.