The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester: Hours, Address, The Strong National Museum of Play Reviews: 5/5

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
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Children's Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
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5.0
2,170 reviews
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Christopher B
New York City, NY13 contributions
Oct 2021
Great interactive play for kids and fascinating history for adults, all in a bright, happy environment. Definitely a high point of Rochester.
Written November 4, 2021
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Trina
Canastota, NY5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
It was really fun. My 6yrs old daughter really enjoyed playing. The staff are really nice and helpful.I would definitely recommend going there to my friends and family. I’m even planning on back.
Written October 6, 2021
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TXFROMWI
Houston TX, Elkhart Lake WI142 contributions
Aug 2021
Really enjoyed out visit. Easy parking, and a great place to take the kids. Lots of hands on activities - which we skipped due to Covid, but will visit again, and hopefully we can touch things then.
Written October 5, 2021
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Jamie Dal Cero
Burdett, NY16 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fun for kids of all ages. Great interactive and informative displays and experiences. Enjoyed the butterfly gardens, pinball hall and arcades.
Written September 24, 2021
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Benjamin M
118 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The Strong is among the best children's museums in the world. The staff is great. The admission is affordable. The exhibits and play areas are inclusive for all kids.
The butterfly garden is a cool one time thing. I'd say once you've done it, you've done it.
The rest of the museum is a giant playground for the imagination with enough interpretation to keep adults engaged as well.
Written August 27, 2021
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yael
Teaneck, NJ2 contributions
Aug 2021
Plenty of history for curious adults, and enough stuff to play with for a good few hours for kids and teens
Written August 26, 2021
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ROBERT GRAY
Rochester, NY9 contributions
Jul 2021
2ND LARGEST CHILDRENS museum in US AND the only live butterfly exhibit in western NY THE museum has traveling shows that change about 4 times a year
Written August 13, 2021
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Ligne S
Paris, France8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Very fun place for kids, teens and adults. As an adult enjoying arcade video game, I really enjoyed and really everyone can be entertained for half a day!
Written August 8, 2021
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Tiffany C
27 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Wow. Just wow. As an out is state visitor I didn’t know somewhere so awesome existed. Fun for so many different types of visitors with history, video games and so many hands-on activities. Highly recommend!
Written July 22, 2021
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jrmont
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico16 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had a blast!!!! This is a must visit Museum!!. This is a great, and a fun place for kids and adults. We arrived at 11:00 am and close the place at 5:00 pm. My daughter had a blast with all the interactive activities, the workshops and playgrounds!!

Don't miss it!!
Written July 16, 2021
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The Strong National Museum of Play is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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