This summer at The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York young bookworms can do more than read about their favourite storybook characters with Storybook Summer.

Beginning July 8 and running through the end of August, The Strong is featuring story readings at 1pm and 2pm each weekday; along with themed activities each week and photo opportunities with characters right out of the story book.

Storybook Summer schedule:

July 8-12 – “How Do Dinosaurs with the dinosaur from the book and activities including making a dinosaur headband and feet.

July 15-19 – Cookie Mouse with “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and building a mouse house.

July 22-26 – “Pete the Cat” with the Cool Cat Boogie and Pete the cat himself.

July 29 – Aug 2 – “Skippyjon Jones” with a musical fiesta and cat masks.

Aug 5-9 – “Fly Guy” with Fly Guy and his fun zone.

Aug 12-16 – “Biscuit” with Biscuit himself on hand to pose for photos and designing a puppy to adopt.

Aug 19-23 – Wild Things with “Where the Wild Things Are” and a romp through the jungle.

Aug 26-30 – and finish out the summer with the “Berenstain Bears” with a meet and greet with one of the bears and a search for honey.

Admission to The Strong is free to members and children under the age of two, all others is $16.

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


Photo credit courtesy of The Strong in Rochester, New York