Mario the Maker Magician Performances at The Strong Museum April 21 & 22

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

March 21, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Mario the Maker Magician Performances
at The Strong® Museum
April 21 & 22

Be wowed by the magical and inventive skills of the nationally renowned Mario the Maker Magician at The Strong museum on Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Enjoy an interactive magic show that combines traditional magic with creative inventions evocative of the Maker Movement.

A regular on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, Mario the Maker Magician brings magic to life with fun acts ranging from a robotic monkey sideshow to spinning lapel flowers. See why magic icon David Blaine calls Mario the Maker Magician “the best kids’ magician in the world” and former Saturday Night Live comedian Ana Gasteyer says, “Mario is a full-service, hilarious, illusion-making, side-splitting,one-man-band of entertainment value who brings the party wherever he goes.”

Mario Marchese is a New York City-based performer and inventor. His blend of illusions, sleight-of-hand tricks, cutting-edge technology, and comedy creates a unique show that the whole family will enjoy. Mario is a dedicated member of the Maker Movement and a proponent of STEAM initiatives aimed at incorporating math, science, and engineering principles into his performances. He is the recipient of six Editors’ Choice awards and a Best in Class at the World Maker Faire New York.

Tickets are $15 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Seating is limited. Tickets are nonrefundable.


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.