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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 July 3, 2019

    I was a member for years! It's best during the week day time hours if you can get there then! But it is fun for all ages! They even do the "happiest hours" for adults only and it is the best.

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank beckyO0212
    Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

    Thank you for your response! We are so glad that you have enjoyed your visits to The Strong, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

    We had so much fun, loved all the interactive games to play. The kids always have a blast here. Our membership is worth it

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

    We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Strong! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Reviewed June 10, 2019

    I went with my two kids, ages 7 and 14. The 7 year old loved Sesame Street and the grocery store the best. The 14 year old loved reminiscing about toys he used to play with, and played along with his little brother. Both kids...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Strong M, Guest Experiences Associate at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    We are delighted that both your boys enjoyed their visit. Nothing compares to the feeling of sharing something you enjoyed with others. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and positive rating! We are happy that you are just as excited as...More

    Reviewed June 5, 2019

    Amazing museum, my toddler loved it, so did I and my parents. We went from Toronto, and it was so worthy. Will have to go back, didn't get to see everything.More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank brasileiraemtoronto
    Strong M, Guest Experiences Associate at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    Thank you for making the trip with the family all the way from Toronto! We love hearing back from guests from out of our area, it means a lot to us. We do look forward to seeing everyone again when you are able to make...More

    Reviewed June 4, 2019

    Went here all the time when my grandkids were little. They loved this place! So much to do. Crafts, activities even shopping at the mini Wegmans. If you have little ones take them here you won't be disappointed!More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank cathysprinkle
    Strong M, Guest Experiences Associate at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    Thank you for the positive praises about the museum! We appreciate reviews like yours, it is great to hear back from grandparents who often come with their grandchildren. It helps the museum to continue to offer the experiences you have had to all our future...More

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