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    What to Expect
    Spend a few hours — or the entire day — at The Strong Museum, a sprawling museum that fills 282,000 square feet (26,200 square mt) with a staggering collection of everything fun and playful. Follow the story of play in American history through interactive exhibits, or head straight to your own favorites: find comic book heroes and villains, enter the life-sized world of the Berenstain Bears then design your own racetrack and skyscrapers.

    Go hands-on in Sesame Street and explore the worlds of video games, Monopoly and America’s most beloved toys. Skip down the Yellow Brick Road into five literary landscapes brought to life: Adventure Island, Mystery Mansion, Fairy Tale Forest, the Upside-Down Nonsense House and the Wizard’s Workshop. Visit 800 free-flying North American and tropical butterflies in the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden ($5 additional cost) and hop across a giant game board.

    This family-friendly place is the perfect way to introduce your kids to your own favorite games while exploring fun through history—and peering into the future.
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    Departure Point
    'The Strong' is conveniently located in downtown Rochester, New York
    Departure Time
    11/1/2018 - 12/31/2020Monday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Tuesday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Wednesday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Thursday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Friday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Saturday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Sunday:12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden (if option selected)
    • Limited, free parking is available in the museum lot on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Entry/Admission - The Strong National Museum of Play
    Exclusions
    • Carousel and train rides, USD $1 per person
    • Game tokens are 5 for USD $1. Many games are free of charge
    • These tickets may not be applied toward the purchase of a membership
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    • The Butterfly Garden is a 20-minute breathtaking experience. Reserve your timed entry upon arrival
    • On-site food court featuring pizza, subs, tacos, healthy vending, and ice cream shop. See menu for prices
    • On-site Skyliner Diner operated by Bill Gray's restaurant. See menu for prices
    • On-site museum shop
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 6, 2019

    We are a family of 4 with a boy and girl. Our children were raised on visits to this fantastic museum. Museums sound boring but this one is full of kids activities, a mini Wegmans, Sesame Street, book nooks where you can read and sign...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

    We are delighted to hear that the whole family enjoys your visits to The Strong! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and we look forward to seeing you again!

    Reviewed August 5, 2019

    We took our son, daughter in law and grandkids to the Strong Museum of Play. It was our first encounter but will not be the last. Everyone from the 22 month old to the 68 year olds had a great time. We played, explored, stepped...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sally A
    Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

    Thank you for your review, Sally! We are delighted to hear that your entire family enjoyed their visit to The Strong - and that some of you were able to revert back into children for the day! We look forward to seeing you all again.

    Reviewed August 1, 2019

    We arrived at 950am and stayed till close and loved every minute of it. The kids (9&6) had the best time, there are many interactive exhibits, lots to keep them busy. The staff were always visible and kept the place extremely clean and organized. We...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

    Thank you very much for leaving us a review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you agian!

    Reviewed July 17, 2019

    This was one of the highlights of our trip to Rochester. Fair priced admission, plenty of attractions to keep the entire family interested for hours! If you're in the area, especially if you have kids, make sure to check this place out!

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Rochester and especially to The Strong, and we hope to see you again!

    Reviewed July 15, 2019

    This museum can probably keep a family with children occupied for nearly a full day. A huge variety of things to do. It's fun for parents, too.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank William B
    Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

    Thank you very much for your review, William! We look forward to your next visit to The Strong.

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