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.

October

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
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.​

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
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Watch special performances by local magician Bill Gormont as he takes on the role of a mad scientist on at 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Check out a witch's potion station, help a skeleton play a Halloween version of I spy, snap a picture in the spooky pumpkin patch, and more. Sponsored by Five Star Urgent Care. 

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

27
Saturday, October 27

Marvel at artifacts featuring author and illustrator Charles M. Schulz’s iconic characters. Snap a photo of a six-foot-tall statue of Snoopy and his best friend, Woodstock. Explore the impact of the Peanuts characters on play and pop culture, check out comic strips that drew inspiration from Schulz’s stories, discover the history of other popular comic strip characters, and more. Peanuts and Play made possible by Mary Valentine, a longtime friend of The Strong. 

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

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
1–4 p.m.

Watch special performances by local magician Bill Gormont as he takes on the role of a mad scientist at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Check out a witch's potion station, help a skeleton play a Halloween version of I spy, snap a picture in the spooky pumpkin patch, and more. Sponsored by Five Star Urgent Care. 

Purchase general museum or 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
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.​

31
Wednesday, October 31
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Enjoy activities and prizes for the littlest trick-or-treaters. Meet characters such as a chef and construction worker, make a creepy Halloween craft, and play a game of Feed the Monster with a friend. 

Purchase general museum or 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

1
Thursday, November 1

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

2
Friday, November 2

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

2
Friday, November 2

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

3
Saturday, November 3

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

3
Saturday, November 3

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

4
Sunday, November 4

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

4
Sunday, November 4

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

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

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

5
Monday, November 5

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

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.​​

6
Tuesday, November 6

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

6
Tuesday, November 6

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

6
Tuesday, November 6

The museum shop is closed Tuesday, November 6 for routine inventory maintenance. 

7
Wednesday, November 7
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.​

7
Wednesday, November 7

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

7
Wednesday, November 7

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

8
Thursday, November 8

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

8
Thursday, November 8

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

8
Thursday, November 8
10:30 a.m.

Be part of the excitement when the 2018 toy honorees are revealed in a public ceremony. 

9
Friday, November 9
6 p.m.

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

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

9
Friday, November 9

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

9
Friday, November 9

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

10
Saturday, November 10
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Honor the newest inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees. Celebrate the 75-year anniversary of Slinky with special performances by Slinky Josh, an entertainer featured on NBC’s The Gong Show. Create a Slinky obstacle course, commemorate 50 years of Hot Wheels by building a race track, and more.

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

10
Saturday, November 10

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

10
Saturday, November 10

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

11
Sunday, November 11
1–4 p.m.

Honor the newest inducted toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame and revel in a weekend of activities featuring past inductees. Celebrate the 75-year anniversary of Slinky with special performances by Slinky Josh, an entertainer featured on NBC’s The Gong Show. Create a Slinky obstacle course, commemorate 50 years of Hot Wheels by building a race track, and more.

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

11
Sunday, November 11

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

11
Sunday, November 11

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

11
Sunday, November 11

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.​​

12
Monday, November 12

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

12
Monday, November 12

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

12
Monday, November 12
11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Enjoy an excerpt from The Nutcracker performed by dancers from the Rochester City Ballet at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Listen as a costumed cast member from Geva Theatre Center’s production of A Christmas Carol reads selections from the Charles Dickens classic about a man rediscovering the true spirit of the holiday season at noon and 2 p.m.

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

12
Monday, November 12

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.​​

12
Monday, November 12
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

During the season of thankfulness, help The Strong acknowledge its generous supporters in a special way by creating a one-of-a-kind postcard that will be mailed to them in December. The support of The Strong's donors has a direct impact on the museum and the community.

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

13
Tuesday, November 13

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

13
Tuesday, November 13

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

13
Tuesday, November 13
8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss a day of discounts in the museum shop. The shop will be open extended hours—8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.—on Tuesday, November 13 only. Museum members save 30% on purchases from 8 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nonmembers can visit the shop during these hours and save 15% on purchases. Members also save 25% from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some exclusions apply. Discount while supplies last. The museum is not open for play during extended shop hours.

13
Tuesday, November 13

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.​​

14
Wednesday, November 14
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.​

14
Wednesday, November 14

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

14
Wednesday, November 14

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

14
Wednesday, November 14

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.​​

15
Thursday, November 15

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

15
Thursday, November 15

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

15
Thursday, November 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.​​

15
Thursday, November 15
6–9 p.m.

Inspire, support, and celebrate women in video games during an evening featuring innovative leaders in the industry. Special guests include gaming pioneers Dona Bailey, Brenda Laurel, Megan Gaiser, Amy Hennig, Susan Jaekel, and Sheri Graner Ray. Executive director of the ESA Foundation, Anastasia Staten, will moderate an interactive panel discussion. The evening will also include a tour of the all-new Women in Games exhibit, a networking reception with light refreshments, and video game play.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online

16
Friday, November 16

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

16
Friday, November 16

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

16
Friday, November 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
Saturday, November 17
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Discover the untold stories of women in the game industry. View design documents from pioneers including Carol Shaw and Roberta Williams, take a look at iconic female game characters, and play a round of Dona Bailey's Centipede. Explore examples of video games marketed to girls and created by female-led companies, listen to musical scores for video games composed by women, and discover female designers who created popular non-electronic games. Opening weekend only, meet game developers and create a story, setting, and character for your own video game. 

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

17
Saturday, November 17

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

17
Saturday, November 17

Marvel at giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large-scale structures made from canned food. To date, Canstruction Rochester has donated more than 300,000 pounds of food to Foodlink. Be a part of the fun by donating one canned food item during National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, and receive a free carousel ride, train ride, or five arcade tokens.

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

17
Saturday, November 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.​​

18
Sunday, November 18
1–4 p.m.

Discover the untold stories of women in the game industry. View design documents from pioneers including Carol Shaw and Roberta Williams, take a look at iconic female game characters, and play a round of Dona Bailey's Centipede. Explore examples of video games marketed to girls and created by female-led companies, listen to musical scores for video games composed by women, and discover female designers who created popular non-electronic games. Opening weekend only, meet game developers and create a story, setting, and character for your own video game. 

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

18
Sunday, November 18

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

18
Sunday, November 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
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 Soldier Day about playthings gearing up for action.   

Sponsored by 

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

19
Monday, November 19

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

19
Monday, November 19
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Join The Strong for a day honoring veterans. Veterans showing proper identification receive a half off general museum admission fees. Check out  the museum’s Toy Soldiers on Parade display, featuring items from the Robert C. Postal Toy Soldier Collection. Enjoy a brief presentation by curator Michelle Parnett-Dwyer on the collection, including an introduction by Carole Postal, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The youngest soldiers can take a picture with a life-sized Little Green Army Man, enjoy a special edition of Storytime Club, gear up for the Teeny Tiny Boot Camp, and design a custom parachute for a Little Green Army Man.

Robert C. Postal Toy Soldier Day and the Toy Soldiers on Parade display is made possible through the support of Carole Postal. Purchase general museum or general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​​

19
Monday, November 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
Tuesday, November 20

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

20
Tuesday, November 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
Wednesday, November 21
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.​

21
Wednesday, November 21

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

21
Wednesday, November 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
Thursday, November 22

The museum is closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. 

23
Friday, November 23

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

23
Friday, November 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
Saturday, November 24

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

24
Saturday, November 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.​​

25
Sunday, November 25

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

25
Sunday, November 25

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.​​

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

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

26
Monday, November 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.​​

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.​​

27
Tuesday, November 27

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

27
Tuesday, November 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
Wednesday, November 28
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.​

28
Wednesday, November 28
6 p.m.

Learn about the preschool and early kindergarten programs at Woodbury School during the Parent Information Night. Woodbury School’s unique setting at The Strong museum provides countless opportunities for playful learning. Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins December 1. Registration is not necessary for the Parent Information Night. Call 585-263-2700 or click here for more information.

28
Wednesday, November 28

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

28
Wednesday, November 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
Thursday, November 29

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

29
Thursday, November 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
Friday, November 30

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

30
Friday, November 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.​​

December

1
Saturday, December 1
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Put your athletic skills to the test! Hop onto an endurance course provided by The Warrior Factory.  Build strength as you jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges on an obstacle course. Use speed and precision to scale the popular "warped wall," an eight-foot-tall curved barrier. All weekend long, meet and take pictures with a contestant fromthe popular American Ninja Warriors television show.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

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

1
Saturday, December 1

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

1
Saturday, December 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.​​

2
Sunday, December 2
Noon–4 p.m.

Scout troops can flutter into the museum for a behind-the-scenes experience in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a classroom-style talk with The Strong’s biologist, who will provide fascinating facts and information about butterflies. Stroll through Upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden featuring hundreds of butterflies and tropical flowers. Design a butterfly feeder for your yard and make butterfly seed packets to give during the holiday season. Store your new creations in a decorated butterfly bag. This experience includes general museum admission to explore other exhibits, including Imagination Destination, Toy Halls of Fame, and American Comic Book Heroes.

Registration is required. Space is limited. This program is for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in kindergarten through grade 5. Troop leaders can make reservations by calling 585-263-2700.

2
Sunday, December 2

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to share at the Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery—a photography display of children in need of adoptive families, on view during National Adoption Month in November. Portraits taken by volunteer photographers capture each child’s unique personality. 

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

2
Sunday, December 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.​​

2
Sunday, December 2
1–4 p.m.

Put your athletic skills to the test! Hop onto an endurance course provided by The Warrior Factory.  Build strength as you jump, spin, and hop through physical challenges on an obstacle course. Use speed and precision to scale the popular "warped wall," an eight-foot-tall curved barrier. All weekend long, meet and take pictures with a contestant fromthe popular American Ninja Warriors television show.

The Warrior Factory obstacle course is free with paid museum admission. Closed toe shoes and signed liability release are required.

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

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

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
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.​​

4
Tuesday, December 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
Wednesday, December 5
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.​

5
Wednesday, December 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.​​

6
Thursday, December 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
Friday, December 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.​​

8
Saturday, December 8
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with Frosty and the “huggable snowman” as the duo stroll through the museum. Marvel at a detailed winter village scene crafted by Rochester Lego Users Group. Read a snowy story to Tacky the Penguin and cozy up with a book in the Winter Reading Corner. Design a colorful snowflake, craft a penguin using your handprint, and try your hand at a snowman bowling game. On Saturday, delight in previews of The Nutcracker by dancers from the New York State Ballet.

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

8
Saturday, December 8

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
Sunday, December 9
1–4 p.m.

Meet and take pictures with Frosty and the “huggable snowman” as the duo stroll through the museum. Marvel at a detailed winter village scene crafted by Rochester Lego Users Group. Read a snowy story to Tacky the Penguin and cozy up with a book in the Winter Reading Corner. Design a colorful snowflake, craft a penguin using your handprint, and try your hand at a snowman bowling game. On Saturday, delight in previews of The Nutcracker by dancers from the New York State Ballet.

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

9
Sunday, December 9

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.​​

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

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.​​

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.​​

11
Tuesday, December 11

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.​​

12
Wednesday, December 12
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
Wednesday, December 12

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.​​

12
Wednesday, December 12
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

13
Thursday, December 13

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.​​

14
Friday, December 14

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.​​

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
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

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.​​

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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.​​

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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.​​

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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.​​

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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.​​

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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.​​