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Museum weekend 

Strong, Eastman House, and MAG host special family days

Big museums bust out the fun

Rochester, New York: the city that never naps. This weekend is no exception.

The MemorialArtGallery has My America Family Day on Sunday, November 19 from noon to 4 p.m. Visit the new national traveling exhibition My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection 1900-1955, as well as the permanent collection. Art activities, tours, storytelling, and music performances, too. Admission for ages 6 and up is just $1. Five and under free. mag.rochester.edu or call 473-7720.

The George Eastman House has Family Fun Day on Sunday, November 19 from 1 to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the kid-friendly photography exhibit, Why Look at Animals? Well for one thing, they're better looking than some of the relatives you'll be seated across the table from at Thanksgiving. Enjoy crafts, the WegmansZoomobile, and Lollypop Farm's therapy dogs. Finally, dogs for the rest of us. Visit the 12th annual Sweet Creations gingerbread house display, too. Adult admission is $8, students pay $5, kids 5-12 are $3, 4 and under free. www.eastmanhouse.org or call 271-3361.

Are your kids starting to crack under a burgeoning load of homework? Bring 'em down to Strong National Museum of Play's Field of Play Weekend on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 19, from noon to 5 p.m. Hearken back to the halcyon days before standardized testing with retro recess games like four square, jacks, marbles and hopscotch, and clapping games. Adult admission is $9, kids 2-17 are $7, under 2 free. www.strongmuseum.org or call 263-2700.

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