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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 3 days ago via mobile

Was a bit skeptical... we were in town for a wedding and an afternoon of free time brought us to the Strong Museum. We were all adults but we found this to be an interesting visit ... lots of historical displays of toys, etc that...More

Thank MH_in_SC
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just visited The Strong Museum for the second time, Our first time was about a year ago. We live in Canada and its almost a 2 hour drive for us but it defiantly worth the trip! It's fun for kids and for adults! Admission...More

Thank vanderperk19
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come back again and again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Toys and play are wonderful things for kids and adults. We all learn and grow with our play. For the kids, this place is heaven. Everything is on their level and they can run from exhibit to exhibit and never encounter anything too big. This...More

Thank mcahill6912
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place for the younger generation it's a great place that the kids put there imagination to work. It's very hands on. Even the get i on the action

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

Thank you for your review! It is good to hear that you and the children enjoyed your visit to the museum. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My children goes here at least a few times a year. Very fun and entertaining for both kids and adults. Highly recommended!

Thank T6409MPjenniferg
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to hear from guests who enjoy the museum and visit again and again. Thank you for your continued support.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent many Saturdays here enjoying all the activities with my 2 kids. I even went into labor with my second child here!!! Love all the rooms and the staff are friendly too. Clean, safe, and always changing.

Thank micromom21
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We certainly appreciate our loyal guests who continue to support the museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has plenty of hands-on educational activities for children and adults. It provides a rare opportunity to interact and truly communicate with your little ones in a discussion stimulating environment. The hands-on light transmission/refraction/travel room proved to be the greatest hit when we visited...More

Thank 110rfmoon
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, but I wonder if you are referring to the Rochester Museum and Science Center. RMSC is another of Rochester's great destinations.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel so lucky to live within 10 minutes of this museum. It is amazing! We visit almost weekly with our two toddlers. They love the play kitchens, the Wegmans exhibit, the Berenstain Bears area, the sandbox, the craft areas, all of it! It can...More

Thank goldengirl217
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled to hear from guests who visit regularly. I will share your comments with our gallery managers. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting our college age student on a rainy day and opted for this locale based on reviews. We were not disappointed. Spent several hours and ran out of time. There is something for everyone here who enjoy the history of games, electronics, etc. Aside from...More

1  Thank mktravelej
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for providing a review! We are so pleased to hear that your family enjoyed your visit. We hope you will come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You got to see this wonderful environment for children and adults alike. Think about it .... everyone learns while you play. What could be better!! Bring your children, all ages can enjoy it, and spend a couple hours as a family just having fun. No...More

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

Thank you for taking time to provide a review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed all the great exhibits and other amenities available to our guests. Please visit us again.

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Paige K
27 September 2017|
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Response from Stacey S | Reviewed this property |
There is so much to do with a two year old!! We just went with our son who turned 2 in Sept. there is a whole Sesame st area, Berenstain Bears area, pretend grocery store, loads of play tables, ball room - its paradise for a... More
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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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