Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns Opening Celebration June 9 & 10

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

May 1, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns
Opening Weekend Celebration
at The Strong® Museum
June 9 & 10

Enjoy out-of-this-world adventures at the Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit opening celebration at The Strong museum on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Take pictures with science-fiction characters, build a rocket, and check out the Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit.

All weekend long:

  • Say hello to a health care robot.
  • Build a rocket out of recycled materials.
  • Help robots transform to disguise their identities.
  • Team up with a Martian to zap the bad guys.

Then check out the returning Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit. Back by popular demand, the exhibit explores the ways that science fiction books, toys, movies, and video games have captured people’s imaginations and shaped the way they play. Play a giant version of the classic arcade game Space Invaders, check out the oldest toy ray gun ever created, direct a remote-controlled ball through an obstacle course, launch a paper rocket into the air, and more.

All Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns Opening Weekend Celebration activities are included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong. Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns is presented in the Fidelis Care Gallery at 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.