All Aboard! Trains Weekend at The Strong Museum April 28 & 29

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

April 2, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

All Aboard! Trains Weekend
at The Strong®Museum
April 28 & 29

Discover the joy of trains during All Aboard! Trains Weekend at The Strong museum on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Check out model train displays, ride on The Strong Express Train, and more.

Meet with conductors from the New York Museum of Transportation and learn about local trolley history. Marvel at unique model railroad displays from Genesee & Ontario Model N-Gineers, Bill’s FCTT HiRailers, Edgerton Model Railroad Club, and more. Enjoy one free ride per person on The Strong Express Train with paid admission.

Then check out the Thomas & FriendsTM: Explore the Rails! exhibit in the Fidelis Care Gallery and dress up as a conductor, guide a train around a steep curve, use rods and wrenches to fix Percy’s wobbly wheels, and more. Visit the Ticket to Ride display near The Strong Express Train to explore the history of America’s fascination with railroad toys and see early models of toy trains carved from wood, an electronic toy train set created by Lionel Corporation, and more.  

All Aboard! Trains Weekend activities are included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.

© 2018 Gullane (Thomas) Limited Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by 3M.



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.