Turtles, Magic, and Stories at The Strong

There are two new events at The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York this month and Storytime returns as the new school gets underway.

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On September 16 and 17 The Strong features the first ever visit by the crime fighting pizza eating foursome known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Secrets of the Sewers.

Raphael and Michelangelo will be on hand to launch the new exhibit. Free tickets for photos with the pizza eating crime fighters are available while supplies last on the day of the event.


Visitors can see the Turtles sewer home where they train, work, and of course eat pizza.

Young visitors can learn the power of teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving with puzzles, mazes, and various other obstacles.

Included in the exhibit are the dojo where Master Splinter will help young trainees hone their pizza slicing and dicing skills using virtual weapons. Visitors can also learn about real ninjas history and fighting styles, learn about the Turtles own history and their enemies, go skateboarding with Michelangelo, test reflexes in the Pizza Grabbing game, use the periscope to “spy” on what’s happening on the streets above the sewer hideout, visit Donatello’s lab to see what he is up to and to give him a helping hand, and battle crime on the streets of New York City.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit runs through January 1, 2018.


Also coming to The Strong on September 30 and October 1 is Rochester’s own magician Bill Gormont for some prestidigitation to astound and amaze.

Abracadabra Weekend

For this Abracadabra! Weekend visitors can see Gormont’s magic show and even dress up like a magician. Gormont will perform three shows on Sept 30 – 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 – and two shows on October 1 – 1:30 and 3:30.

The Storytime Club returns on September 11 with the theme Colors and Shapes. Stories are read at 10:30 and 11:30. The theme continues on September 18 and 25.

Visitors will receive a Storytime Club Passport which will be punched with each visit. After five punches visitors will receive a free children’s book.

The Strong Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm, from 10am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5pm on Sunday.

The Storytime Club continues on October 2, 16, 23, and 30 with the theme of Magical Music; November 6,13, 20, and 27 with the theme of Giving Thanks; and December 4, 11, and 18 with Friends and Family to celebrate the holidays. The December 18 Storytime Club includes a visit by one of the Berenstain Bears who will be reading the story.

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