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The Strong National Museum of Play

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Address: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the...

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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- short drive from Toronto area (approx. 3 hours) - free ample parking - should offer online purchases to check in at a different line than general entry to increase efficiency at... read more

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

- short drive from Toronto area (approx. 3 hours) - free ample parking - should offer online purchases to check in at a different line than general entry to increase efficiency at peak times - lots of staff around for assistance - amazing exhibits, engaging for all ages, great fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Prepare to spend a while having a lot of fun! If you go with kids it will take all day. Grown up kids can expect a half day.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What I love about this museum is that there is something for all ages, young and old. There are static displays as well as constantly changing displays. They also have theme days. You will be entertained no matter how many times you visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit it is a great experience for the adults along with the children, truly a family affair. Highly recommended for all ages!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the strong museum since I was a kid...it's only right that I bring my three year old...she enjoys hanging with the characters on sesame street and shopping at Wegmans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place deserves multiple visits to get to everything and to be able to absorb it all. So much to show your kids to enlighten them to life pre-electronics!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is impressive. It's not your typical museum. It is a truly interactive experience that is fun for the kids and adults alike. The children have a lot of fun playing with things just their size and the parents have fun watching the expression of the kids. From Sesame Street, to the Berenstein Bears, to the vintage arcade, and... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids are grown and we hadn't had memberships in quite a few years but with the addition of the arcade games and pinball we went for it. I'm glad the games are only a quarter in addition to cost of membership.

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Canisteo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strong meuseum is of Play is great for All ages has arcades butterfly's a mini wegmans legos you name it

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members for years, its worth every penny for out family of 3 kids. We have children ages 2-11 and there is something for all these ages to do.

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