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KIDS | 'Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns' 

The Strong National Museum of Play has brought back its popular "Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns," a showcase of science fiction's influence on culture and in particular, the way people play. The exhibition — with themes like "Space Heroes" and "Aliens and Monsters" — already had prominent interactive features, but this new version has been retooled to include an addition to the Robot Park and the arcade game "Space Invaders" in a nostalgic multiplayer format. "Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns" runs now through Monday, September 3. Also at The Strong through Friday, June 25, Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures Mobile Park will present an outdoor obstacle course to Rochester. Kids (ages four through 12) can navigate nets, bridges, and assortment of challenges that promote play and exercise.

The Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square. Both "Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns" and the Mobile Park are included in admission ($15, free to kids under age 2). Museum hours are 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. 263-2700; museumofplay.org.

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