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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 4 weeks ago

    the museum was fantastic. we had a great time. and the price was sooo reasonable. while our grandson played with almost everything we were amazed at the decor that was made up of lots of toys and games we remember playing with when we were...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Anne R
    Strong M, Front Office Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review, Anne! We appreciate your praise, and we are so glad that you and your little one enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to your next visit to The Strong.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had a great time. Although charging extra for the train and the carousel is a little cheesie. Each child should get a ticket with admission - seasonal holders should get a few. The arcade is a new addition since we were last here. There...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Odyssey808738
    Strong M, Front Office Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for leaving us a review! Members do receive 4 complementary Train and Carousel rides with the purchase of their membership. Our Carousel and all of our arcade machines are artifacts, so charging for them helps fund the upkeep of them so that guests...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Great place for young kids to play and learn, tons of scenes like superman, bear family..... , we even signed for membership giving we are 3 hours away from here, totally worth it , and kids already want to come back again. so much fun...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Jet803725
    Strong M, Front Office Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for leaving us a review! We are delighted to hear that you and your little ones enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to your next visit!

    Reviewed August 9, 2019

    They have something for everyone -things for toddlers to play with and items for older (40'ish) people to truly enjoy. bring extra cash with you if you want to play with the Pin Ball machines or the mini retro arcade. The diner they have there...More

    Date of experience: August 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 for your review! We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to The Strong, and we hope to see you again!

    Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

    The strong museum is a great place for all ages ..from infant to adult . Much to see learn and touch ..

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lisa R
    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, Lisa! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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