Beginning July 18 The Strong museum in Rochester, New York will become Fairyland with the award winning Fairy House Display.

Running from July 18 to 29, 10 fairy houses from the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Tour will be on display. The exhibit includes the Best Use of Natural materials, Most Unique, Most Whimsical, and the People’s Choice award winners.

While the award winning fairy house display leaves The Strong on July 29, visitors can still experience some fairy magic in the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden through September 16. Butterflies, spritely music, whimsical flowers, and fairy dwellings are all a part of the magic.


Butterfly Garden fees and entry scheduling apply to the Fairy exhibit.

Anyone wishing to construct their own fairy house can go to to lean more.

The Butterfly Garden is a rain-forest environment that houses hundreds of butterflies that fly freely about the garden. There is a paved path for visitors to follow; a turtle pond, a cascading waterfall, Watson the resident panther chameleon, Socrates the toucan, and Button Quails are also a part of the Garden. There is also a chrysalis case where visitors can see butterflies emerging.

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

Entry into The Strong is free for members and children under age two and $15 for ages two and above. Entry into the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is by timed ticket and is an additional fee of $5 for non members and $4 for members. Children under the age of two are free.


photos courtesy of The Strong in Rochester, New York