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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 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

    Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

    Just an enjoyable visit for children and adults. Can not wait for the expansion which will greatly increase the adult fun.More

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

    Delighted to hear that you are just as excited about our expansion as we are! We look forward to bringing new exhibits and experiences to all our guests, if you are ever curious feel free to check out our site (museumofplay.org) for updates and sneak...More

    Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

    Amazing, superb, fantastic are a few words to describe this museum. We went with a 26 month old and she had a blast. The first floor has a food court and a diner as food options. Choices in the food court areTaco Bell, Subway, Pizza...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Susanbear3
    Strong M, Guest Experiences Associate at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

    Thank you for the many positive praises and for the positive rating for the museum! Reviews like your helps the museum to continue to provide these exceptional experiences and helps us to continue to provide similar exhibits so that guests can continue to have these...More

    Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

    This museum was beyond expectations. There was fun for the whole family. We will be going back the next time we are near.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Mgaskins10
    Strong M, Guest Experiences Associate at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

    Thank you for making a trip to the museum, we really appreciate it. Also thank you for the positive review and rating. We look forward to your visit back to the museum in the future!

    Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

    Strong Museum of Play has something for kids and parents. From the interactive displays to the toys from the past, you’ll always discover something new. There is enough space so even on busy days you can find a place to play. The shopping at the...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Annikye
    Strong M, Guest Experiences Associate at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

    The museum is delighted to be accessible to guests of all ages, no one is too young or old for play! We are all about providing hands on experiences and nostalgic memories to our guests. Thank you for the positive review and rating!

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