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.

August

14
Tuesday, August 14
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

14
Tuesday, August 14

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

15
Wednesday, August 15
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

15
Wednesday, August 15
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

15
Wednesday, August 15

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

15
Wednesday, August 15
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

16
Thursday, August 16
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

16
Thursday, August 16

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

17
Friday, August 17
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

17
Friday, August 17

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

18
Saturday, August 18
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

18
Saturday, August 18

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

19
Sunday, August 19
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

19
Sunday, August 19

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

20
Monday, August 20
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

20
Monday, August 20

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

21
Tuesday, August 21
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

21
Tuesday, August 21

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

22
Wednesday, August 22
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

22
Wednesday, August 22

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

23
Thursday, August 23
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

23
Thursday, August 23

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

24
Friday, August 24
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

24
Friday, August 24

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

25
Saturday, August 25
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

25
Saturday, August 25

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

26
Sunday, August 26
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

26
Sunday, August 26

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

27
Monday, August 27
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

27
Monday, August 27

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

28
Tuesday, August 28
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

28
Tuesday, August 28

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

29
Wednesday, August 29
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

29
Wednesday, August 29

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

30
Thursday, August 30
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

30
Thursday, August 30

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

31
Friday, August 31
Noon–2 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with a sci-fi character—such as an alien, robot, or astronaut. Then, 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 to keep you company, and more. Take inspiration from the space-themed activities to create your own planetary craft. 

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

31
Friday, August 31

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

September

1
Saturday, September 1

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

2
Sunday, September 2

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

3
Monday, September 3

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

3
Monday, September 3

Last chance to travel to faraway galaxies through dynamic, hands-on sci-fi activities and discover science fiction books, toys, video games, and other artifacts from The Strong’s collections. Direct a remote-controlled ball through an obstacle course, launch a paper rocket into the air, check out the multiplayer version of Space Invaders, and more. 

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

4
Tuesday, September 4

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

5
Wednesday, September 5
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.​

5
Wednesday, September 5

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

6
Thursday, September 6

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

7
Friday, September 7

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

8
Saturday, September 8
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Rise up! Enjoy a day dedicated to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Don't miss exclusive screenings of Nickelodeon's new television series, Rise of the Teenage Ninja Turtles and join Raph, Leo, Donnie, and Mikey as they master new weapons, battle absurd mutants, and discover a Hidden City beneath New York. Learn about spotted turtles and pancake tortoises with staff from the Seneca Park Zoo, meet special guests from the Superheroes Alliance of Western New York, and craft your own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask. 

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

8
Saturday, September 8

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

9
Sunday, September 9

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

10
Monday, September 10
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: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

Sponsored by 

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

10
Monday, September 10

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

11
Tuesday, September 11

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

12
Wednesday, September 12
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.​

12
Wednesday, September 12

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

13
Thursday, September 13

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

14
Friday, September 14

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

15
Saturday, September 15

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

15
Saturday, September 15
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Experience the wonders of space when the state-of-the-art Be the Astronaut exhibit rockets into The Strong. Plan a space mission, learn about the technology and math skills required to be an astronaut, and fly spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers. Opening weekend only, craft an astronaut helmet and wear it as you explore the exhibit. 

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

15
Saturday, September 15
9–10 a.m.

Members: Delight in experiencing the Be the Astronaut exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

16
Sunday, September 16

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

16
Sunday, September 16
1–4 p.m.

Experience the wonders of space when the state-of-the-art Be the Astronaut exhibit rockets into The Strong. Plan a space mission, learn about the technology and math skills required to be an astronaut, and fly spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers. Opening weekend only, craft an astronaut helmet and wear it as you explore the exhibit. 

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

16
Sunday, September 16
11 a.m.–noon

Members: Delight in experiencing the Be the Astronaut exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

17
Monday, September 17
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: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

Sponsored by 

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

17
Monday, September 17

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

18
Tuesday, September 18

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

19
Wednesday, September 19
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
Wednesday, September 19

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

20
Thursday, September 20

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

21
Friday, September 21

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

22
Saturday, September 22
1 p.m.

Journey down the rabbit hole during a preview of the New York State Ballet’s production of Alice in Wonderland. See familiar characters including Alice, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Buttercups and Roses, and Cheshire Cat.

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

22
Saturday, September 22

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

23
Sunday, September 23

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

23
Sunday, September 23
9 a.m.–noon

Enjoy The Strong before it opens to the public at an exclusive event designed for children with special sensory, developmental, or physical needs. Explore the museum in a comfortable and accepting environment that features fewer guests, light and sound reduction, extra visual safety signage, and designated quiet areas that include sensory friendly toys. Also enjoy story readings and a free visit to the relaxing Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden before noon. 

Learn more and register at museumofplay.org/calendar/sensory-friendly-sunday. Sensory-Friendly Sundays at The Strong are supported in part by the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.

24
Monday, September 24
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: Fantastic Friends. Enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship. 

Sponsored by 

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

24
Monday, September 24

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

25
Tuesday, September 25

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

26
Wednesday, September 26
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.​

26
Wednesday, September 26

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

27
Thursday, September 27

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

28
Friday, September 28

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

29
Saturday, September 29

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

30
Sunday, September 30

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

October

1
Monday, October 1
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.

1
Monday, October 1
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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

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

1
Monday, October 1

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

2
Tuesday, October 2

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

3
Wednesday, October 3
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.​

3
Wednesday, October 3

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

4
Thursday, October 4

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

5
Friday, October 5

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

6
Saturday, October 6

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

7
Sunday, October 7

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

8
Monday, October 8

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

9
Tuesday, October 9

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

10
Wednesday, October 10
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.​

10
Wednesday, October 10

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

11
Thursday, October 11

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

12
Friday, October 12

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

13
Saturday, October 13

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

14
Sunday, October 14

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

15
Monday, October 15
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.

15
Monday, October 15
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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

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

15
Monday, October 15

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

16
Tuesday, October 16

Adults ages 55 and older can enjoy a classroom-style talk with The Strong’s museum biologist, who will provide fascinating facts and information about butterflies. Then join a guided tour of Upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden. Stroll among lush, tropical foliage and flowers. Encounter hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. Participate in a butterfly release when newly emerged butterflies are released into free flight. Spend the remainder of your time on your own exploring the museum.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here

16
Tuesday, October 16

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

17
Wednesday, October 17
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.​

17
Wednesday, October 17

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

18
Thursday, October 18

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

19
Friday, October 19

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

20
Saturday, October 20

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

21
Sunday, October 21

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

22
Monday, October 22
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.

22
Monday, October 22
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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

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

22
Monday, October 22

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

23
Tuesday, October 23

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

24
Wednesday, October 24
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
Wednesday, October 24

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

25
Thursday, October 25

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

26
Friday, October 26

The museum is closed in preparation of the Play Ball Gala. 

26
Friday, October 26
6–10:30 p.m.

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. 

27
Saturday, October 27

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

28
Sunday, October 28

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

29
Monday, October 29
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.

29
Monday, October 29
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: Autumn Adventures. Delight in tales about the food and festivities during the fall season.  

Sponsored by 

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

29
Monday, October 29

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

30
Tuesday, October 30

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

31
Wednesday, October 31
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.​

31
Wednesday, October 31

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Get up close to charming fairy house doors donated by artist Chris Pallace. Garden fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons. 

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

November

5
Monday, November 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.

5
Monday, November 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: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

Sponsored by 

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

7
Wednesday, November 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.​

14
Wednesday, November 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, November 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! Boot Up. Enjoy special readings on Robert C. Postal Toy Solider Day about playthings gearing up for action.   

Sponsored by 

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

21
Wednesday, November 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.​

22
Thursday, November 22

The museum is closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. 

26
Monday, November 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, November 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: Down on the Farm. Explore life on the farm with stories about agriculture and animals.  

Sponsored by 

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

28
Wednesday, November 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.​

December

3
Monday, December 3
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.

3
Monday, December 3
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: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

Sponsored by 

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

5
Wednesday, December 5
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.​

10
Monday, December 10
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.

10
Monday, December 10
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: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

Sponsored by 

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

12
Wednesday, December 12
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.​

17
Monday, December 17
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.

17
Monday, December 17
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: Wonderful Winter. Cozy up with books about snow and holiday traditions.  

Sponsored by 

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

19
Wednesday, December 19
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.​

25
Tuesday, December 25

The museum is closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.