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Gift shops at three Central New York cultural institutions offer items to delight those on your list

Photos by Michael Davis


Dec. 26 through Jan. 3, consider heading out to the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester for Break Week with Sid the Science Kid. You can visit the science-centric exhibit based on the PBS Kids TV series character and meet and take photos with Sid (who’s visiting Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.). The Strong is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. (It’s closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.) Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! remains on view through Jan. 24, 2016. Strong National Museum of Play is located at 1 Manhattan Square in Rochester. Admission is $14 per person, free for children under age 2. Call (585) 263-2700 or visit for more information.

What else is going on in December? Check out the calendar!






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