Happiness Hour at The StrongRochester, N.Y.—Adults age 21 and older are invited to enroll in space camp and enjoy science-fiction fun during the Happiest Hour at The Strong museum on Wednesday, August 15, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.

Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing. The evening features meet and greets with costumed members of the 501st Legion, lightsaber training with the Rochester Fencing Club, sci-fi costume contest, and dance party with DJ Naps from BreakThrough Entertainment.

Also, explore The Strong’s Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit and launch a paper rocket into the air, play with futuristic robot toys, and take a peek at sci-fi artifacts from the museum’s collections. Journey through the museum and play through two floors of interactive exhibits. Leap into the world of superheroes in American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil, play classic video games in eGameRevolution and Pinball Playfields, step up to a 20-foot bubble tower in Toy Halls of Fame, and more.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is only $3 per person during Happiest Hour. (Entry to the garden ends at 8:40 p.m. The butterfly garden closes at 9 p.m.)

Admission is limited to guests 21 years of age or older. Photo ID is required. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at museumofplay.org/happiest-hour. Current museum

members can purchase tickets for $12. VIP packages are available for $150 and include four tickets to the Happiest Hour, a private table, concierge food service,40 game tokens, and four tickets to the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Ticket availability is limited. Ticket sales are final and not refundable. Bar is cash only. ATMs are available on site. Free parking is available in the museum lot on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event is made possible by The Strong Play Makers Leadership Council, a volunteer group of young professionals, and generous sponsors: Salena’s Mexican Restaurant, Roc Brewing Co., Wright Beverage Distributing, Sugary Delights, Celebrate Events, CITY Newspaper, Yelp Rochester, 98 PXY, Breakthrough Entertainment, and the Rochester Fencing Club.

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Contact:

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org