Halloween Activities at The Strong Museum

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

September 27, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Halloween Activities
at The Strong® Museum

Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28: Halloween Hocus Pocus

Visit the museum for bewitching activities during Halloween Hocus Pocus at The Strong museum on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Join local magician Bill Gormont as he transforms into a mad scientist in a special Halloween magic show on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Help a mummy with its wrapping, check out what’s in the witch’s brew, and play a Halloween version of I spy with a skeleton. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s literary classic Frankenstein with special monster-themed story readings. Snap a picture in the spooky pumpkin patch, craft a Halloween fortune teller, and watch scenes from classic monster movies. 

Wednesday, October 31: Toddler Trick-or-Treat

The littlest ghosts and goblins will enjoy spirited Halloween activities and collect prizes during Toddler Trick-or-Treat at The Strong museum on Wednesday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come in costume and trick-or-treat for goodies—including crayons, gold coins, and temporary tattoos—with characters such as a chef and construction worker. Visit the Halloween Art Station and play a game of Feed the Monster. Help Peanuts characters get into the spirit of the season by taking a picture with Linus and Lucy in the Great Pumpkin Patch. See more Peanuts characters, including a six-foot-tall statue of Snoopy, in the new Peanuts and Play display.


Halloween activities are included with general museum admission fees. Halloween Hocus Pocus is sponsored by Five Star Urgent Care. Peanuts and Play display is made possible by Mary Valentine, a longtime friend of The Strong.

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. 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.