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“Something for everyone of all ages”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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US$14.50*
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Ranked #1 of 145 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Very well done interactive museum that appealed to both parents and children ranging in age from 12 to 20. For the older ones, it was great watching old clips of Sesame Street or seeing the Barbie doll collections and early gaming systems. The kids loved dressing up as superheroes and being part of the Bearenstein Bears world.

Definitely worth spending a few hours in this place no matter what age, which makes it particularly great for families or groups where you have a diverse range of interests.

Thank gevaltech
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

What a wonderful museum! Young and old alike can enjoy the vast displays and hands -on activities! You won't want to leave, so allow plenty of time to do everything there is to do!!

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

This museum has over 250,000 square feet of "play"!!! I haved lived in Rochester for some time and finally had an opportunity to visit here, and all I could say is WOW!!! Make it a full day, there is SO much to see and experience!!! Bring comfy shoes and let your imagination run wild......fun for kids and adults combined!!

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

This is a great museum for the under 6 crowd, but the staff is less appreciative of older kids. Sadly, just as the kids get to ages where they can understand and process what is being taught and offered educationally, the staff starts to treat them like varmints. Little kids will have a blast, bigger kids will find themselves getting randomly scolded even if they are behaving well.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Tons to do with little ones. Best museum in the USA hands down!

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