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.

December

15
Saturday, December 15

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

16
Sunday, December 16

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

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. Following both Storytime Club readings, enjoy special holiday performances by the Hannibal CSD high school band. 

Sponsored by 

Purchase general museum or 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

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

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.​​

18
Tuesday, December 18

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

19
Wednesday, December 19
Noon

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, December 19

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

20
Thursday, December 20

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

21
Friday, December 21

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

22
Saturday, December 22

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

22
Saturday, December 22

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

23
Sunday, December 23

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

23
Sunday, December 23

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

24
Monday, December 24

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

24
Monday, December 24

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

24
Monday, December 24

The museum closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 24. 

25
Tuesday, December 25

The museum is closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. 

26
Wednesday, December 26

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

26
Wednesday, December 26

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

27
Thursday, December 27

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

27
Thursday, December 27

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

28
Friday, December 28

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

28
Friday, December 28

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

29
Saturday, December 29

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

29
Saturday, December 29

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

30
Sunday, December 30

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

30
Sunday, December 30

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

31
Monday, December 31

Spend your school break among the stars. Craft an origami space shuttle and view space-related artifacts, including a Gemini 8 spacecraft in the Toy Hall of Fame exhibit and a moon rocket tin toy in the Imagination Destination exhibit. Then visit the Be the Astronaut exhibit to plan a space mission; learn what it takes to be an astronaut; and fly futuristic spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers designed with NASA.

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

31
Monday, December 31

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

31
Monday, December 31

The museum closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 31. 

January

1
Tuesday, January 1

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

1
Tuesday, January 1

The museum opens at noon on Tuesday, January 1. 

2
Wednesday, January 2
Noon

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.​

2
Wednesday, January 2

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

3
Thursday, January 3

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

4
Friday, January 4

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

5
Saturday, January 5

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

5
Saturday, January 5

SESSION A SOLD OUT

Play and learning go hand in hand as child and adult pairs conceptualize, design, and create an original computer game. Back by popular demand—and led again by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber—Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Observe video game designers at an optional session during the Global Game Jam site at RIT. Then, for your final session, participate in an all-day Game Jam at The Strong, where pairs will construct and share their games. Video Game Creation Workshop provides a window into STEM-based career fields and encourages a lifelong love of play. Previous programming or coding experience is not required.

Register today at museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

6
Sunday, January 6

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

7
Monday, January 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. Every first Monday of the month, check out special activities to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. This month: Fun in the Neighborhood. Get over the cold weather blues with tales about indoor places to visit.   

Media support from 

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

7
Monday, January 7

Don’t miss your last chance to soar through space in the Be the Astronaut exhibit. Join a crew of virtual experts—the scientist, the engineer, the navigator, and the doctor—to learn about spaceflight before heading out on missions in an interplanetary spaceship equipped with futuristic landers and rovers designed in collaboration with NASA. Learn what it takes to be an astronaut, check out real space suits, and more.

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

7
Monday, January 7

View hundreds of blue morpho butterflies as they flutter about the garden and take pictures as they land on brightly colorful holiday ornaments during Morpho Magic. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

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

9
Wednesday, January 9
Noon

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
Saturday, January 12
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Join the Happy Pirates for interactive musical performances at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Shake fins with the Pout-Pout Fish and check out model ships from the Model Shipwright Guild of Western New York. Visit the pirate play area and walk the plank, create a sea captain hat, dig in kinetic sand for buried treasure, and more.

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

12
Saturday, January 12

SESSION A SOLD OUT

Play and learning go hand in hand as child and adult pairs conceptualize, design, and create an original computer game. Back by popular demand—and led again by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber—Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Observe video game designers at an optional session during the Global Game Jam site at RIT. Then, for your final session, participate in an all-day Game Jam at The Strong, where pairs will construct and share their games. Video Game Creation Workshop provides a window into STEM-based career fields and encourages a lifelong love of play. Previous programming or coding experience is not required.

Register today at museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

13
Sunday, January 13
1–4 p.m.

Join the Happy Pirates for interactive musical performances at 2 p.m. Shake fins with the Pout-Pout Fish and check out model ships from the Model Shipwright Guild of Western New York. Visit the pirate play area and walk the plank, create a sea captain hat, dig in kinetic sand for buried treasure, and more.

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

14
Monday, January 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: Fun in the Neighborhood. Get over the cold weather blues with tales about indoor places to visit.  

Media support from 

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

16
Wednesday, January 16
Noon

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
Saturday, January 19

SESSION A SOLD OUT

Play and learning go hand in hand as child and adult pairs conceptualize, design, and create an original computer game. Back by popular demand—and led again by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber—Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Observe video game designers at an optional session during the Global Game Jam site at RIT. Then, for your final session, participate in an all-day Game Jam at The Strong, where pairs will construct and share their games. Video Game Creation Workshop provides a window into STEM-based career fields and encourages a lifelong love of play. Previous programming or coding experience is not required.

Register today at museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

21
Monday, January 21
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy a special performance of African Folktales presented by Bright Star Theatre at 1 p.m. Experience popular dances from different cultures from Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester, McMahon School of Irish Dance, and the YMCA’s Hip-Hop Dance Troupe. Meet members of the Nazareth College Black Student Union Club, add your handprint to the “Colors of Us” community wall, and more.

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

23
Wednesday, January 23
Noon

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
Saturday, January 26
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the majesty of castles and build a giant fortress using Builder Blox or cardboard Archiquest blocks. Create a paper castle and personalize it with doors, windows, and flags. Act out an adventure using puppets and catapult foam balls at a dragon to save the day. Visit the museum’s Build, Drive, Go exhibit to create soaring towers with king-size blocks.

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

26
Saturday, January 26

SESSION A SOLD OUT

Play and learning go hand in hand as child and adult pairs conceptualize, design, and create an original computer game. Back by popular demand—and led again by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber—Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Observe video game designers at an optional session during the Global Game Jam site at RIT. Then, for your final session, participate in an all-day Game Jam at The Strong, where pairs will construct and share their games. Video Game Creation Workshop provides a window into STEM-based career fields and encourages a lifelong love of play. Previous programming or coding experience is not required.

Register today at museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

27
Sunday, January 27
1–4 p.m.

Explore the majesty of castles and build a giant fortress using Builder Blox or cardboard Archiquest blocks. Create a paper castle and personalize it with doors, windows, and flags. Act out an adventure using puppets and catapult foam balls at a dragon to save the day. Visit the museum’s Build, Drive, Go exhibit to create soaring towers with king-size blocks.

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

27
Sunday, January 27
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

28
Monday, January 28
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: Fun in the Neighborhood. Get over the cold weather blues with tales about indoor places to visit.  

Media support from 

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

30
Wednesday, January 30
Noon

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.​

February

2
Saturday, February 2
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Bring your sweetheart to the museum and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog. Enjoy story readings of sweet tales, including Clifford’s Valentine’s Day. Play a valentine matching game and create a work of art for a loved one. Practice your aim with Cupid’s arrow and move your feet to the valentine hop.

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

 
2
Saturday, February 2

SESSION A SOLD OUT

Play and learning go hand in hand as child and adult pairs conceptualize, design, and create an original computer game. Back by popular demand—and led again by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber—Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Observe video game designers at an optional session during the Global Game Jam site at RIT. Then, for your final session, participate in an all-day Game Jam at The Strong, where pairs will construct and share their games. Video Game Creation Workshop provides a window into STEM-based career fields and encourages a lifelong love of play. Previous programming or coding experience is not required.

Register today at museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

3
Sunday, February 3

SESSION A SOLD OUT

Play and learning go hand in hand as child and adult pairs conceptualize, design, and create an original computer game. Back by popular demand—and led again by programmer, game designer, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Assistant Professor Ian Schreiber—Video Game Creation Workshop is offered in two age-specific sessions, each limited to 20 child-adult pairs. Discover exciting facets of game design through innovative, hand-on learning experiences in museum classrooms. Observe video game designers at an optional session during the Global Game Jam site at RIT. Then, for your final session, participate in an all-day Game Jam at The Strong, where pairs will construct and share their games. Video Game Creation Workshop provides a window into STEM-based career fields and encourages a lifelong love of play. Previous programming or coding experience is not required.

Register today at museumofplay.org/education/game-creation-workshop

4
Monday, February 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. Every first Monday of the month, check out special activities to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. This month: Just One You. Celebrate what makes each person special with stories about diversity. 

Media support from 

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

9
Saturday, February 9
9–10 a.m.

Members: Delight in experiencing the Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

9
Saturday, February 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Be transported to the backyard of six-year-old Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, where she cares for broken toys and stuffed animals. Help Doc perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients, treat them in the magical McStuffins Toy Hospital, perform procedures in the Operating Room, and more. Opening weekend only, make your own doctor bag and “Big Book of Boo Boos”. Play a game of What’s in Ned’s Head and Little Organ Annie. Learn about keeping toys in good condition from The Strong's director of conservation who acts as the museum's “toy doctor.”

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

10
Sunday, February 10
11 a.m.–noon

Members: Delight in experiencing the Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit before the museum opens to the general public. Valid membership and photo I.D. are required. 

10
Sunday, February 10
1–4 p.m.

Be transported to the backyard of six-year-old Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, where she cares for broken toys and stuffed animals. Help Doc perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients, treat them in the magical McStuffins Toy Hospital, perform procedures in the Operating Room, and more. Opening weekend only, make your own doctor bag and “Big Book of Boo Boos”. Play a game of What’s in Ned’s Head and Little Organ Annie. Learn about keeping toys in good condition from The Strong's director of conservation who acts as the museum's “toy doctor.”

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

11
Monday, February 11
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: Just One You. Celebrate what makes each person special with stories about diversity. 

Media support from 

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

16
Saturday, February 16

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

17
Sunday, February 17

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

18
Monday, February 18

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

19
Tuesday, February 19

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

20
Wednesday, February 20

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

21
Thursday, February 21

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

22
Friday, February 22

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

23
Saturday, February 23

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

24
Sunday, February 24

Take a test to see how much you know about healthy habits, try your hand at exercises such as frog jumps and lunges, and design a Healthy Hero badge. Visit the Play Pals exhibit and measure, weigh, and test the vital signs of your favorite stuffed animals in the GUND Teddy Bear Check-Up area. Then use your new skills in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

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

25
Monday, February 25
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: Just One You. Celebrate what makes each person special with stories about diversity. 

Media support from 

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

March

2
Saturday, March 2
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Slide, run, or skip into the museum for activities that keep you moving. Join staff from the YMCA of Greater Rochester to learn about their summer camp offerings and enjoy demonstrations of martial arts and hip-hop dance. Test your hockey skills with staff from Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, join in a game of pickleball with Rochester Accessible Adventures and learn where to play from the City of Rochester recreation department. Check out the flavors of the Rochester Public Market and discover healthy foods from Wegmans. Take pictures with the Tooth Fairy, Finley from the Rochester Razorsharks, Spikes from the Rochester Red Wings, and Moose from the Rochester Americans.

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Monday, March 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. Every first Monday of the month, check out special activities to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. This month: Silly Stories. Enjoy books featuring tongue twisters and silly rhymes. 

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Saturday, March 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Have a play date with your favorite princesses! Create a personalized crown with the Latina Princess, enjoy a tea party with Belle, and help the Frog Princess create recipes. Take aim at dragons with the Scottish Princess, build a tower with Rapunzel, and play with Sleeping Beauty’s forest friends. Create your own magical microphone with Cinderella and use it to sing with the Snow Princess.

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

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Sunday, March 10
1–4 p.m.

Have a play date with your favorite princesses! Create a personalized crown with the Latina Princess, enjoy a tea party with Belle, and help the Frog Princess create recipes. Take aim at dragons with the Scottish Princess, build a tower with Rapunzel, and play with Sleeping Beauty’s forest friends. Create your own magical microphone with Cinderella and use it to sing with the Snow Princess.

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

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Monday, March 11
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. 

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

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Monday, March 18
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. 

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

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Monday, March 25
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. 

Media support from 

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