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The Strong National Museum of Play

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 5, 2005

This is one of our favorite places to visit in Rochester. The giant carousel is beautiful, and reasonably priced. We always go on it once or twice. (I think it's 50 cents a ride, and if you have littleones who need to be held on...More

8  Thank Global802811
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 1, 2014

The National Musuem of Play was supposed to be a museum dedicated to the collections of Margaret Woodbury Strong. Instead, they people in charge sold off her collections (and they were vast) to make this what's left into some idealized children's playground. Fine, but that's...More

6  Thank Lee B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Strong works so hard to keep improving it's displays and making the exhibits more guest interactive. Don't even think of leaving without going into the butterfly garden, well worth the few extra bucks.

Thank Daniel M
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for providing such a great review. We are delighted that you and your family continue to enjoy the exciting exhibits at the museum. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I had no idea how big this place was when we planned to go. I could have spent all day in the pinball arcade. My wife spent a lot of time reminiscing about the toys that she had as a child. Not sure the butterfly...More

Thank Corbin G
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits and the Pinball Playfields in particular. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strong National Museum of Play is a great place Adults as well as children. The play areas for the children will keep them gleefully occupied for hours. The doll and toy collection is one of the largest if not the largest in the world....More

Thank James C
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for providing such a great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a place to keep my active and inquisitive grandsons (ages 3, 7 and 9) while they were visiting over the holidays. The Strong museum did not disappoint. There was so much for the boys to see and do( hands on). Plan on...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing such a great review. We are delighted to hear that the boys had a great time. We hope they will visit us again the next time they are in town!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Strong Museum of play last January. Needless to say that my 3 year old son was thrilled and didn't want to leave. The surprising thing is that we were too! The museum of play has something for everyone and constitutes one of...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the great feedback! It is always nice to hear that the whole family enjoyed visiting the museum. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is fun for all ages and for hours! They have a mini Wegmans, toys HOF, a butterfly exhibit and so much more! Fabulous.

Thank Michael B
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the exhibits! Thank you for taking the time to provide a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not only a place where your children can play hands on, but also a place where parents can reminisce about their own childhood play with the toy hall of fame.

Thank carnut1965
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled to hear that everyone found something to love about their visit to The Strong museum. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My six year old grandson can't get enough. Fun for adults too. Clean and constantly changing activities

Thank Raymond Y
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the positive feedback. I will be sure to share your comments with our Guest Services team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and exciting place to take children plenty of activities to keep them busy and they even offer places to sit and eat.

Thank Tinasallstars
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting a review. It is great to hear that the kids had a fun visit to the museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loves The Strong Museum Of Play. There is something for every age group there! The museum hosts great events that give you a chance to experience the museum in a new way. They are always bringing in new exhibits that are not only...More

Thank Michelle S
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is great to hear that your family continues to enjoy the museum. Keep an eye on our calendar for exciting new events and exhibits to come.

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awinans518
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Olympia S | Reviewed this property |
No there’s many things to do for all ages
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September 15, 2018|
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Response from womenfly_1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are quite a few things for toddlers to do.
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Response from michelledJ4188MO | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are tons of stuff for a 2 year old to do. They will be so busy. There are areas throughout the museum. Have fun and be prepared to run around chasing them as there is so much to explore.
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