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The Strong National Museum of Play

1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
+1 585-263-2700
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The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum used to be called the Strong Children's Museum, but after they changed their name to the Strong National Museum of Play and expanded it, people told me you don't need to be, or bring, a child to enjoy it. I don't have any...More

Thank Doug F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have you ever been someplace that spark sure imagination like nothing else? This is definitely the strong museum for children and adults alike it is a one of a kind experience. It's a place you can spend all day and never see everything. Each turn...More

Thank ascendingwings
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to hear that your visit to The Strong Museum was such a success! Thank you for taking the time to provide a review!

Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my 2 Grandboys and a friend of theirs to see what this museum was all about. I should have gone way before this!! The total museum is geared toward play; old time dolls, cars ,trucks , puzzles , old fashioned ,new fashioned, present...More

Thank emily p
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share a review! We are pleased that you and the boys enjoyed your visit to The Strong Museum! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Year after year when the family visits, they love to return to the Strong Museum of Play. Shopping at the little Wegmans is always a highlight and makes for great picture opportunities. Also there were interesting games to play and super hero interactive things to...More

Thank grammabanana11
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you and the family make it The Strong Museum on a regular basis.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! We took our three kids aged 18 mos, 4 and 6. There was no shortage of things to do! We spent 4.5 hours here and didn't get through it all. Prices were reasonable in the food court and gift shop. We...More

Thank Alexis K
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Strong Museum! Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We hope you and the children will be back soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the highlights for the museum was the butterfly pavilion. There were also other animals in the butterfly pavilion such as turtles, fish, and cute button quails. Of course the butterflies were very pretty, although we were disappointed that we weren't allowed to touch...More

Thank Matthew J
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Your feedback helps us continue to provide the best experience possible for our guests. We appreciate your taking time to share a review.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to bring the kids and be a kid again. Love the memories that come to mind of my childhood seeing the collection of my childhood toys here like Barbie, cabbage patch kids and the video games that started it all like Nintendo, Genesis,...More

Thank Zapphiro
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If your in the Rochester area, and looking for something fun to do, stop here. You can easily spend a few hours with out realizing it. Stuff to do for a toddler to a child trapped in an adult body. If your like me and...More

Thank Jerry C
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Strong Museum. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children asked me if this museum was play the noun or the verb. They were very happy to find out that the strong national Museum of play is about the verb. We spent several hours going through the galleries. This is a very interactive...More

Thank Maria G
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are delighted to hear that you and the children enjoyed your visit to The Strong Museum. Thank you for providing a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place! The kids (ages 7, 5 and 3) all found fun and interesting things to do, and it was great to play together. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank spronit
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! Feedback from guests helps us continue to deliver a fun and exciting experience.

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Harrison G
21 June 2017|
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Response from Strong M | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have a very limited supply of Berenstain Bear merchandise at this time. If you would like more information, please contact the manager of the gift shop at 585-263-2700.
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Harrison G
3 June 2017|
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Response from cathyb738 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Lots of fun things for smaller children to do in that area.
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Dain V
15 April 2017|
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Response from BalloonCop | Reviewed this property |
it would have been nice to have a restaurant inside but they don't.
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