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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 May 26, 2019 via mobile

    In town visiting with my daughter. Saw this place as a top rated destination and thought it might be fun. Truth be told, I think I had more fun than her 😂. So many time-passes from my childhood. I sat down to play Oregon Trail...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Jesse B
    Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

    My kids visited here when I was in Rochester for meetings. They loved it. We purchased general admission plus the butterfly exhibit. My kids barely visited1/3 of the general museum and never got to the butterfly exhibit. Nonetheless, what we did see was quite fun....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank shedras
    Reviewed May 24, 2019

    Our trip to Rochester for a couple nights was motivated by recommendations from friends that we had to get to the Strong Museum. They were absolutely right. Adults and kids alike had a great time throughout the museum. I'm sure we'll find our way back...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank jtdriver
    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    We were so happy we decided to visit the Strong Museum of Play. My daughter (age 10), loved all the interactive attractions. She especially enjoyed seeing the Sesame Street replica, shopping at the grocery store and seeing all the old toys. She did have a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank 575kristap
    Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

    The Strong Museum is the ideal place for children and the children within us. It is filled with lots of awesome toys and AMAZING games and memorabilia. It will take you back to your childhood for sure. So many vintage and unique items to see....More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Anita D
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