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.

April

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Thursday, April 18

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

18
Thursday, April 18

Get bendy with Tangle Creations, the twisty toys that provide a therapeutic outlet for the imagination! Go hands-on with a variety of the popular Tangle types, test your skills trying to read tricky tongue twisters, build a twisty toy masterpiece at craft tables, and turn yourself upside down in a classic game of Twister, inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015. 

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

19
Friday, April 19

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

19
Friday, April 19

Get bendy with Tangle Creations, the twisty toys that provide a therapeutic outlet for the imagination! Go hands-on with a variety of the popular Tangle types, test your skills trying to read tricky tongue twisters, build a twisty toy masterpiece at craft tables, and turn yourself upside down in a classic game of Twister, inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015. 

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

20
Saturday, April 20

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

20
Saturday, April 20

Get bendy with Tangle Creations, the twisty toys that provide a therapeutic outlet for the imagination! Go hands-on with a variety of the popular Tangle types, test your skills trying to read tricky tongue twisters, build a twisty toy masterpiece at craft tables, and turn yourself upside down in a classic game of Twister, inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015. 

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

21
Sunday, April 21

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

21
Sunday, April 21

Get bendy with Tangle Creations, the twisty toys that provide a therapeutic outlet for the imagination! Go hands-on with a variety of the popular Tangle types, test your skills trying to read tricky tongue twisters, build a twisty toy masterpiece at craft tables, and turn yourself upside down in a classic game of Twister, inducted into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015. 

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

22
Monday, April 22

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

22
Monday, April 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 585-263-2700. This program is for adults age 55 and older. Photo ID may be requested at check-in. 

22
Monday, April 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. Every first Monday of the month, check out special activities to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. This month: Welcome Spring. Learn about activities to enjoy during the spring season. 

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

23
Tuesday, April 23

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

24
Wednesday, April 24

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

24
Wednesday, April 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.​

25
Thursday, April 25

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

26
Friday, April 26

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

27
Saturday, April 27

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

27
Saturday, April 27
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Discover the magic of Neverland. Get a sprinkle of fairy dust from Tinker Bell, meet Peter Pan, enjoy a story reading with Wendy Darling, and take part in a treasure hunt. Visit the Neverland play area and try on fairy wings and pirate hooks, go behind the wheel of the Jolly Roger, and more. Meet with representatives from the Corn Hill Arts Festival and learn how you can build your own fairy house and submit it to the 2019 Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy House Tour. 

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

28
Sunday, April 28

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

28
Sunday, April 28
1–4 p.m.

Discover the magic of Neverland. Get a sprinkle of fairy dust from Tinker Bell, meet Peter Pan, enjoy a story reading with Wendy Darling, and take part in a treasure hunt. Visit the Neverland play area and try on fairy wings and pirate hooks, go behind the wheel of the Jolly Roger, and more. Meet with representatives from the Corn Hill Arts Festival and learn how you can build your own fairy house and submit it to the 2019 Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy House Tour. 

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

28
Sunday, April 28
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. This experience includes general museum admission to explore other exhibits, including Imagination Destination, Toy Halls of Fame, and Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit.

Registration is required. Space is limited. This program is for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in kindergarten through grade 3. 

28
Sunday, April 28
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Purchase a toy from the museum shop and donate it to the Pirate Toy Fund to receive 20% off your entire purchase. (Some exclusions apply.)

29
Monday, April 29

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

30
Tuesday, April 30

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

May

1
Wednesday, May 1

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

1
Wednesday, May 1
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
Thursday, May 2

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

3
Friday, May 3

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

4
Saturday, May 4

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

5
Sunday, May 5

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

6
Monday, May 6

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

6
Monday, May 6
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet history’s playful side at The Strong. This three-hour experience includes general museum admission plus a 20-minute guided tour beginning at 11:30 a.m. about museum founder and philanthropist Margaret Woodbury Strong.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling 585-263-2700. This program is for adults age 55 and older. Photo ID may be requested at check-in. 

6
Monday, May 6
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: Baby Animals. Uncover facts about animals and how they grow up. 

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

7
Tuesday, May 7

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

8
Wednesday, May 8

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

8
Wednesday, May 8
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.​

9
Thursday, May 9

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

10
Friday, May 10

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

11
Saturday, May 11

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

12
Sunday, May 12

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

13
Monday, May 13

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and South America and Asia, and take pictures as butterflies rest on the flowers. Garden admission fees apply. Presented in memory of Carol D. Simmons.

Purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets now.​

13
Monday, May 13
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 585-263-2700. This program is for adults age 55 and older. Photo ID may be requested at check-in. 

13
Monday, May 13
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: Baby Animals. Uncover facts about animals and how they grow up. 

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

15
Wednesday, May 15
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.​

20
Monday, May 20
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 585-263-2700. This program is for adults age 55 and older. Photo ID may be requested at check-in. 

20
Monday, May 20
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: Baby Animals. Uncover facts about animals and how they grow up. 

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

22
Wednesday, May 22
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.​

27
Monday, May 27

Don’t miss your last chance to explore Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit at The Strong. Be magically transported to the backyard of Doc McStuffins and help her diagnose her toy patients and fix problems, such as loose stitching and low batteries. Groom toy pets at the Pet Vet, feed baby toys in the Nursery, put your pets through a CAT scan machine, and more.

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

29
Wednesday, May 29
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.​

June

3
Monday, June 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. Every first Monday of the month, check out special activities to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. This month: Summer Adventures. Explore books about traveling to new places and enjoying the outdoors. 

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