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The Strong National Museum of Play

1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
+1 585-263-2700
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking to take your young one to a place to have fun this is where you want to be. There are so many activities your young ones will find themselves smiling from ear to ear.

Thank melandjam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of my family's favorite day trip destinations. Since my last visit there have been a few new additions. I like that things change and are updated regularly. The Field of Play area has a new perspective exhibit that is really cool. If...More

Thank Amy C
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to hear that you continue to enjoy The Strong museum. Feedback like yours helps the museum continue to provide exciting new attractions. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw this on Mysteries at the Museum and it looked like fun. I was very disappointed. If you are young or have young children you would probably rate this much higher. I am rating it for senior citizens. I think if they had divided...More

Thank Sherrill999
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We would like to hear more about your visit. Your feedback is important to us. Please contact me directly at amcgrath@museumofplay.org. Thank you.—Allison McGrath, Director of Digital Media Services

Reviewed 3 days ago

My mother and I (both adults) visited on a recent road trip and we were not disappointed! We spent about 3.5 hours here, amazed at creativity and attention-to-detail in the "children's museum" aspect and viewing their "Toy Hall of Fame". From the larger-than-life interactive games,...More

Thank johannaf830
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Rochester and especially to The Strong museum. Thank you for taking the time to complete a review.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Took twin girls and couldn't get to everything in one day. There is a bunch to do and two days would be great, but be prepared to pay if you don't have membership. I decided to do the membership and plan to go back again....More

Thank Victoria D
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your girls had a great day at The Strong museum. Membership is a great value. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited with a group of 17 people ( 4 families, children ages 1-17) to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday . This was our second visit to the museum and we love it there. We ended up paying the difference to become members even though...More

Thank Mandy S
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Feedback like yours helps the museum continue to provide exceptional guest experiences.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY My take of the good and the bad - as I saw it. I will start with my negative points: 1. No senior discount unless you attend on Mondays only, otherwise $14.50 for two years old and up....More

Thank gugotme
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Strong is always striving to improve the guest experience, therefore your feedback is very important to us. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate museum staff. If you wish to discuss any specific concerns in greater detail, please contact me at amcgrath@museumofplay.org. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

There are plenty of hands-on play activities for kids of all ages, but children younger than the preK years might not be as engaged in the activities. Many exhibits of toys throughout the years, fascinating for the historian and toy lovers. They're mixed in with...More

Thank DZ07
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are pleased to hear that you found the exhibits engaging for the whole family. We hope to see you and your family back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

...trip down memory lane as no matter what age you are the toys you played with will be there on display. Lots of free play areas and video/pinball games at 0.20/game. Great spot!

Thank Margesmister
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to The Strong museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent many pleasant visits at the Strong museum with my grancchildren as well as nieces and nephews. This is once place I sent all Rochester visitors who have little ones. This is such a wonderful gift that Mrs. Strong gave to our community....More

Thank tuttie2013
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy The Strong museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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lynn38230
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Response from westlakeroad | Reviewed this property |
Both would enjoy the museum. It has exhibits for all ages (including parents & grandparents!).
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Harrison G
20 June 2017|
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Response from Strong M | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have a very limited supply of Berenstain Bear merchandise at this time. If you would like more information, please contact the manager of the gift shop at 585-263-2700.
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Harrison G
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Response from cathyb738 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Lots of fun things for smaller children to do in that area.
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