World Video Game Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend at The Strong Museum May 5 & 6

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,

World Video Game Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend
at The Strong® Museum
May 5 & 6

Celebrate the newly inducted video games and revel in a weekend of activities themed around past inductees such as Pac-Man and The Sims during World Video Game Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend at The Strong museum on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Snap a photo of yourself as a character from The Sims. Fill in the missing pixels to create favorite 8-bit-style video game characters, such as Link and Mario. Wander through a giant Pac-Man board to search for fruit while avoiding ghosts. Discover the story behind the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees in The Strong’s eGameRevolution exhibit and view past inductees on the second floor.

On Saturday only, dance to live music performed by three-man band Glitch on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The interactive performances feature music and trivia from classic video games, including Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.

All World Video Game Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend activities are included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten 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. 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.