Sci-Fi Summer at The Strong Museum July 9–August 31

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

June 12, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Sci-Fi Summer
at The Strong® Museum
July 9–August 31

Embark on exciting adventures during Sci-Fi Summer at The Strong museum from Monday, July 9 through Friday, August 31. Meet out-of-this-world characters and build a science-fiction craft from noon to 2 p.m. each day.

Take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled materials, create a rover to explore a distant planet, design your own robot friend, and more. Take inspiration from space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft.

Then, check out The Strong’s 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 robotic ball through an obstacle course, launch a paper rocket into space, and more.

All Sci-Fi Summer 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.