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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.
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a wonderful time in Butterfly Garden.price is 3.00 extra but well worth it.lots of neat things for kids to do.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the garden and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must go museum if you have young kids or grandkids. They and you will love it. Lots of fun activities for the kids to do and you to watch.

Thank Itsonlymyopinion100
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Thank you for providing a review.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter's family has a year membership that they renew regularly. My grandkids, ages 4-10 are also thrilled to go. There is so much to do there - educational and just plain fun. I went with my mom a couple of weeks ago and we...More

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

Thank you for the great feedback! We are so happy to hear that your family enjoys visiting the museum!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wished I had visited this place when my daughter was younger. But there are still lots of fun stuff for 11 year old and even for us two oldies :).

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

It is great to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed our exhibits. We hope you will be back!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to take children. Lots to see and do. A variety of things to do for all ages. Special program with Irish dancers was very entertaining

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

Thank you for sharing a review. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the Irish dancers.Check our website for more fun programs that are coming up. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Strong Museum of Play whole waiting to go to another event in Rochester and I have to say it was very interesting. The entire museum is dedicated to play and toys. We spent 3 hours there and could have easily stayed for...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed their visit. We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in Rochester.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my two girls, aged 11 and 14. I myself had a great time viewing and reading about the exhibits. My 14 year old was not enthused initially, but she and her sister found the extensive video games and pinball machines and were hooked....More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are always glad to hear that guests of all ages enjoy the exhibits at the museum.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My adult children know how much I love this nostalgic museum. We attended and had such a wonderful time exploring and creating memories. Great for all ages!

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing a review. We love to hear that our adult guests love the museum as much as their children.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Rochester for a three-day ministry conference and spend an extra night to go to the museum the next day. The museum is full of fun things for both young and old alike. Many exhibits for the young and old to enjoy!...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in Rochester, Thank you for posting a review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here with my 18-month old grandson, and he was blown away by the many creative hands-on exhibits. The museum encourages experiential learning, and is quite impressive.

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that you and your grandson enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you for sharing a review.

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Response from blondeambition151 | Reviewed this property |
if you want a walk down memory lane... go. if you like video games... original frogger, ms pacman, etc... go. 😊
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Yes. You get a wrist band.
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