The Strong Announces Spring Dates for Museum Mondays for Seniors Program

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

March 19, 2018

For Immediate Release

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

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

The Strong® Announces Spring Dates for
Museum Mondays for Seniors Program

Meet history’s playful side during Museum Mondays for Seniors at The Strong this spring on select Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program for adults age 55 and older includes admission to the museum and one of two special experiences—a guided tour through one of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit or admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. The Museum Mondays for Seniors spring dates are Mondays, April 9*, 16, 23, and 30; and May 7*, 14, and 21.

On the first Museum Mondays offering of the month, a museum staff member is your guide through more than 300 years of American cultural history in a 20-minute tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit. Revisit your childhood as you get up close to some of America’s rarest and most iconic playthings. See the first handmade Monopoly set created by Charles Darrow, trace the impact of World War II on toys and see a Buddy L wrecker truck made entirely from wood, see the world’s largest Erector Set, and more. (*Dates when guided tour of America at Play is offered.)

On other Mondays, visit the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden—a lush, tropical environment where you may walk among hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies. Be sure to visit the chrysalis case to see emerging butterflies.

Use your remaining time at the museum to dive into The Strong’s interactive exhibit spaces and discover how play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery. Explore three

centuries of American history with model planes, boats, trucks, and planes in Build, Drive, Go, learn about the iconic toys inducted into the museum’s National Toy Hall of Fame, and marvel at cases filled with a variety of dolls, action figures, and stuffed animals in Play Pals.

Tickets for Museum Mondays for Seniors are $10 and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. This experience is for adults 55 and older. Photo ID is required. Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

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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.