Along with their numerous permanent exhibits, The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY features a variety of traveling exhibits and seasonal activities.

On October 27, The Strong will open an exhibit paying tribute to Charles Schultz, the Peanuts , and their influence on popular culture.

The exhibit will include a six foot Snoopy complete with buddy Woodstock where visitors can pose for photographs along with cartoons that were inspired by Schultz and Peanuts.

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Whether it be the daily cartoon strip in the newspaper, television specials, or toys The Peanuts have been a part of young lives the world over for more than 50 years. In a symbol of their cultural influence through the ages, Linus’ blanket is a part of the collection housed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on the second floor of The Strong.


Kicking off the Halloween weekend, The Strong is offering some kid and family friendly activities on October 27 and 28.

Magician Bill Gormont has a bewitching magic show planned, play I Spy with a skeleton, see what the witch has brewing in her cauldron, and lend a hand to a mummy with his wrappings.

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Halloween activities run from 11am to 4pm on Oct 27 and 1pm to 4pm on Oct 28 with the magic show at 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm on Oct 27 and 1pm and 2:30pm on Oct 28.

Frankenstein has been a part of horror stories and Halloween for 90 years; horror fans can celebrate the event with some monstrously themed stories and scenes from monster films.

Visitors can craft a fortune and snap a few photos in the spooky pumpkin patch.

On Halloween, The Strong is offering Trick-or-Treat for toddlers from 10am to 2pm. With western New York weather an unpredictable event, dress you toddler in costume and Trick-or-Treat inside The Strong and join the chef and construction worker in the hunt for crayons, gold coins, and temporary tattoos.

Visitors can also play the Feed the Monster game, create Halloween art, and join Linus and Lucy in the pumpkin patch as they wait for the “Great Pumpkin” for some photos.


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