Calendar

So much fun, so close to home! Unless otherwise noted, special events typically end by 4 p.m. and are included with general museum admission fees.

Programs underwritten in part by official airline of The Strong.

February

23
Friday, February 23

Explore the whimsical world of beloved stories. Enjoy story readings in Storybook Theater. Each day, grab a picture with popular storybook characters in Reading Adventureland. Say “hello” to Little Red Riding Hood, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and more. Boost your storybook vocabulary by trying your hand at word dominoes and a limerick generator.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

24
Saturday, February 24

Explore the whimsical world of beloved stories. Enjoy story readings in Storybook Theater. Each day, grab a picture with popular storybook characters in Reading Adventureland. Say “hello” to Little Red Riding Hood, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and more. Boost your storybook vocabulary by trying your hand at word dominoes and a limerick generator.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

25
Sunday, February 25

Explore the whimsical world of beloved stories. Enjoy story readings in Storybook Theater. Each day, grab a picture with popular storybook characters in Reading Adventureland. Say “hello” to Little Red Riding Hood, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and more. Boost your storybook vocabulary by trying your hand at word dominoes and a limerick generator.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

26
Monday, February 26
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Build It. Dig into construction-themed stories about trucks, buildings, and more.

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

26
Monday, February 26
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

28
Wednesday, February 28
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

March

3
Saturday, March 3
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Run, hop, or slide into the museum for a day filled with fitness fun! Join staff from the YMCA of Greater Rochester for activities centered around fitness, sports, and healthy habits. Pose for photos with the Tooth Fairy, enjoy camp-themed games, relax with yoga, and more. 

Presented by The Strong and the YMCA of Greater Rochester. 

 

5
Monday, March 5
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Silly Stories. Enjoy books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

5
Monday, March 5
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

A museum staff member is your guide through more than 300 years of American cultural history in a 20-minute tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit. This three-hour experience includes general admission to explore the entire museum before or after the guided tour.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

7
Wednesday, March 7
5:30–9:30 p.m.

Play with a purpose at the Happiest Hour, a fundraiser to support The Strong. The Happiest Hour is The Strong’s after-hours event for adults only.  For more information, visit museumofplay.org/support/special-events/happiest-hour

7
Wednesday, March 7
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

9
Friday, March 9
6 p.m.

Join Eastman Community Music School faculty for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Adams Atrium at 6 p.m.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

10
Saturday, March 10
9–10 a.m.

Members: Delight in experiencing the new exhibit, Imagination Destination,  before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

10
Saturday, March 10
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of The Strong's newest permanent exhibit, Imagination Destination! Don a construction worker's vest to inspect the city pipes, soar to the moon in a rocket ship, climb into a cockpit to pilot a rescue helicopter, and more. Opening weekend only, meet and take pictures with an astronaut, construction worker, and woodland fairy. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

11
Sunday, March 11
11 a.m.–noon

Members: Delight in experiencing the new exhibit, Imagination Destination, before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

11
Sunday, March 11
1–4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of The Strong's newest permanent exhibit, Imagination Destination! Don a construction worker's vest to inspect the city pipes, soar to the moon in a rocket ship, climb into a cockpit to pilot a rescue helicopter, and more. Opening weekend only, meet and take pictures with an astronaut, construction worker, and woodland fairy. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

12
Monday, March 12
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Silly Stories. Enjoy books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

12
Monday, March 12
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

12
Monday, March 12
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

14
Wednesday, March 14
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

19
Monday, March 19
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Silly Stories. Enjoy books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

19
Monday, March 19
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

19
Monday, March 19
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

21
Wednesday, March 21
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

24
Saturday, March 24
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

From 10 a.m.–5 p.m., meet official Marvel superhero Spider-Man from at a designated time by picking up a free ticket in the Adams Atrium the day of the event. (Tickets are available one hour prior to designated superhero appearance times while supplies last.) All weekend long, visit with Princess Presto from the PBS Kids show Super Why! and take pictures with members of the Superhero Alliance of Western New York. Receive drawing and writing tips from professional artists, create your own headband to transform into a superhero, and more.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

25
Sunday, March 25
1–4 p.m.

From noon–4:30 p.m., meet official Marvel superhero Captain America at a designated time by picking up a free ticket in the Adams Atrium the day of the event. (Tickets are available one hour prior to designated superhero appearance times while supplies last.) All weekend long, visit with Princess Presto from the PBS Kids show Super Why! and take pictures with members of the Superhero Alliance of Western New York. Receive drawing and writing tips from professional artists, create your own headband to transform into a superhero, and more.

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

26
Monday, March 26
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Silly Stories. Enjoy books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

26
Monday, March 26
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

26
Monday, March 26
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

28
Wednesday, March 28
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

30
Friday, March 30

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

31
Saturday, March 31

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

April

1
Sunday, April 1

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

2
Monday, April 2

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

3
Tuesday, April 3

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

4
Wednesday, April 4

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

5
Thursday, April 5

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

6
Friday, April 6

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

7
Saturday, April 7

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

8
Sunday, April 8

Get creative with fun activities and games courtesy of eeBoo. Travel to craft stations around the museum to try your hand at a matching game with trucks and buses, decorate a silly face, create a spaceship out of stickers, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

9
Monday, April 9
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

9
Monday, April 9
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

A museum staff member is your guide through more than 300 years of American cultural history in a 20-minute tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit. This three-hour experience includes general admission to explore the entire museum before or after the guided tour.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

11
Wednesday, April 11
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

16
Monday, April 16
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

16
Monday, April 16
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

18
Wednesday, April 18
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

21
Saturday, April 21
6:30–7:30 p.m.

Buy tickets for this special performance. Be wowed by the magical and inventive skills of the nationally renowned Mario the Maker Magician when he appears at The Strong for two shows only. Mario the Maker Magician—a regular on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel—combines traditional magic with creative inventions evocative of the Maker Movement, from a robotic monkey sideshow to spinning lapel flowers. See why magic icon David Blaine calls Mario the Maker Magician “the best kids’ magician in the world.”

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online

21
Saturday, April 21
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Join beloved princesses as they celebrate Earth Day. Help Snow White uncover which critters left their tracks in the forest, create a rock troll with the Snow Princess, partner with Cinderella to build a bird feeder, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

22
Sunday, April 22
11 a.m.–noon

Buy tickets for this special performance. Be wowed by the magical and inventive skills of the nationally renowned Mario the Maker Magician when he appears at The Strong for two shows only. Mario the Maker Magician—a regular on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel—combines traditional magic with creative inventions evocative of the Maker Movement, from a robotic monkey sideshow to spinning lapel flowers. See why magic icon David Blaine calls Mario the Maker Magician “the best kids’ magician in the world.”

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online

22
Sunday, April 22
1–4 p.m.

Join beloved princesses as they celebrate Earth Day. Help Snow White uncover which critters left their tracks in the forest, create a rock troll with the Snow Princess, partner with Cinderella to build a bird feeder, and more. 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

23
Monday, April 23
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

23
Monday, April 23
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

25
Wednesday, April 25
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

28
Saturday, April 28

In celebration of the Month of the Military Child in April, active-duty personnel and up to five family members can enjoy $5 off general admission fees per person on April 28, 2018. Families using the discount can also choose between a free ride on the carousel or five tokens for the museum’s arcade and pinball machines. Military and personnel ID required. 

30
Monday, April 30
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Things That Go. Fly, ride, and zoom through tales about transportation.  

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

30
Monday, April 30
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

May

2
Wednesday, May 2
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

7
Monday, May 7
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

7
Monday, May 7
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

A museum staff member is your guide through more than 300 years of American cultural history in a 20-minute tour of The Strong’s America at Play exhibit. This three-hour experience includes general admission to explore the entire museum before or after the guided tour.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

9
Wednesday, May 9
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

14
Monday, May 14
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

14
Monday, May 14
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

16
Wednesday, May 16
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

21
Monday, May 21
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Everyday Heroes. Discover stories about friendly neighbors and community helpers. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

21
Monday, May 21
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus entry into the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

23
Wednesday, May 23
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

30
Wednesday, May 30
11:40 a.m. & 1:40 p.m.

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home.  

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

June

4
Monday, June 4
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Summertime Fun. Spring into summer with stories about sunshine, nature, and outdoor activities. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​