The Strong Announces Spring Dates for Museum Mondays for Seniors

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

December 13, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

The Strong® Announces Spring Dates for
Museum Mondays for Seniors

Mondays, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, & May 6: Margaret Woodbury Strong Guided Tour

Discover the life of museum founder Margaret Woodbury Strong on January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6 at 11:30 a.m. Learn how the philanthropist—who was at one time the second richest woman in the world—shared the importance of play with people in the Rochester community through her vast collection of objects from around the world, including miniatures and dollhouses. View artifacts that she treasured, such as her favorite doll, Mabel. Explore the museum between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about other artifacts in The Strong’s collection.

Mondays, January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11, 18 & 25; April 8 & 22; and May 13 & 20: Butterfly Garden Experience

Explore the museum’s exhibit spaces and Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden during Museum Mondays for Seniors on January 14 and 28; February 11 and 25; March 11, 18, and 25; April 8 and 22; and May 13 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stroll through the museum’s butterfly garden—a lush, tropical environment featuring hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying butterflies—as you take part in nature play, a favorite pastime of museum founder Margaret Woodbury Strong. From April 5 through May 13, check out hundreds of colorful orchids from around the world during Orchids in Bloom.

Tickets for Museum Mondays for Seniors are $10 and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. These experiences are for adults age 55 and older. Photo ID is required at the time of the visit.



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. The museum closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and December 31 and is closed on December 25. The museum opens at noon on January 1.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $16, 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.