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The Strong National Museum of Play

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Address: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the...

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.

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It was fun

It was definitely a fun place to go regardless your age. A lot of games/activities to attend, which bring back your memory of childhood.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was definitely a fun place to go regardless your age. A lot of games/activities to attend, which bring back your memory of childhood.

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Brockport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for my sons first birthday and had a wonderful time! He had so much fun playing. It's so great that they have areas of play for all different age groups. We were able to easily push our stroller through which was nice as well. We can't wait to go back because the older our son gets we'll have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just came back from a family trip to Rochester. We had been recommended to go for the Strong National Museum of Play and were totally impressed. There is so much for kids to do! We spent about 5hrs here and the kids were exhausted from having so much fun. The Wegmans kids grocery store was a hit with my 3... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, our grown daughter and I wanted to visit this museum but weren't sure if we'd enjoy it since we had no children to bring with us on that day. We asked some questions at the ticket counter and were assured that adults would enjoy it as well. There are probably some adults who would thoroughly enjoy it even... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to visit the Strong Museum at least a couple times per year. We don't have children but the Museum does cool fun food, drink & arcade nights for 21+. They call it "The Happiest Hour." Fun & clever concept. We also go at least once a year outside of those events just to enjoy it, see the new... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place ! It's as much for adults as it is for kids. Lots of exhibits of toys from the past and lots of interactive exhibits for kids and adults. It's well worth the time spent. Also has a small diner attached for lunches. Bring the kids and grandkids to this one!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place to play with my six grandchildren. Everywhere you turn, there are creative ways to play and learn.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of play is a fantastic location to take your family. There is so much history here and lots of interactive items for the kids to get their hands on. There are plenty of food options and a butterfly exhibit if thats your thing also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really great- something for all ages interactive- I wish we lived closer so we could visit more often

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to the wonderful hands on toy exhibits and the Wegman's grocery store, there is a butterfly garden which mesmerizes children and adults as well. Walking through the tropical garden as colorful butterflies flit by and land on you is a great experience. Every exhibit is top shelf.

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