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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 2 days ago

I'd last visited the Strong Museum about 7 years ago. Since then, they've extensively updated the Toy Hall of Fame, added a video game exhibit, a superhero exhibit, and an exhibit about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The best that you expect is still there,...More

Thank rddeverell87
Reviewed 3 days ago

There really is no museum in the world that is quite like this one. It is worth spending an entire day just going through the enormous amounts of antique, vintage, and history toys and electronics going back to the 1700s and earlier. There is an...More

Thank toddone1
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. I will be sure to share your review with our gift shop manager. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We adults took the afternoon to go to this museum. The kids refused to come with. We however had a blast without them. We played games, laughed, and saw butterflies. Which all who know me know I can not resist a good butterfly exhibit. I...More

Thank Lauren S
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. Congratulations on your victories at Trivia and Battleship. Come back soon to defend your title.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This summer was our 2nd time to enjoy the Strong Museum with our grandsons. It truly is more than a play area, as every area has a theme to explore. As the children age, they grow with the shopping, Wegmans; toys like StarWar experience, etc....More

Thank Deter1
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great feedback. We are always happy to hear that guests enjoy coming back to The Strong museum. We hope to see you and the grandchildren again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

It's basically a giant playground for children, but being with kids aged 6 through 9, there were only a couple sections really appealed to them enough to keep them hanging around too long. There's plenty to do though, so if you want them to burn...More

Thank Talal J
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Our staff is always working to create the best museum experience possible. I will share your comments with our team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This thoughtfully designed museum is located in downtown Rochester, but has its own lot with free parking. There was much construction around the area, so pay attention! Make sure to ask for the appropriate discount: military, AAA, AARP. If you purchase tickets on line, the...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed all of our great exhibits. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum as part of our Rochester trip and absolutely loved it. We have no kids, but that didn't matter. There are lots of exhibits to see for visitors of a more "seasoned" age. Lots of retro toy exhibits including the Toy...More

Thank skategeezer
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for providing a review. I will share your comments with our food court and gift shop teams. We are always happy to hear from our more "seasoned" guests. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the 1st place i recommend or take visitors to. no matter what your age, there will be something to interest, educate and entertain. even as an adult, i love this place. it will bring out the play in you. guaranteed to bring back...More

Thank Donna G
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you continue to enjoy the museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took our 16 month year old here on a chilly day and he absolutely loved this place but will probably love it even more in a couple years. I think the best age will be about 4 and over to really...More

Thank kwnike13
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Strong museum. Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We look forward to seeing you soon and making more memories!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it there. Great place for families! Everything's is clean and playable. My grandkids love it there

Thank Mashelp
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits. We hope to see you and your grandchildren again soon!

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ruby1943
23 August 2017|
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Response from Strong M | Property representative |
Guests may enjoy snacks from home in lunchroom C. (Located down the hallway across from the admissions desk) Coolers, picnic baskets, and unauthorized parties are not permitted. If you have any additional questions feel free... More
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lynn38230
6 August 2017|
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Response from Jerry C | Reviewed this property |
As stated in the other answers, both of your children will have a blast. Not only will they be able to see toys and games from your childhood, but new stuff is added every year. They have different attractions all the time... More
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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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