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The Strong National Museum of Play

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Address: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the...

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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It's like several museums in one!

What a challenge it is to find something for your 14 year old and your 8 year old to do that they will both enjoy. This place fit the bill. Yes, there was definitely more... read more

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a challenge it is to find something for your 14 year old and your 8 year old to do that they will both enjoy. This place fit the bill. Yes, there was definitely more attractions for younger kids, but the comic heroes area and arcade games were a big hit with the my 14 year old boy. And there... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the museum with our two young grandchildren (ages 2&3) and our daughter on a Saturday morning. We enjoyed it as much as the children. It was very busy. Our next visit will be during the week. The children enjoyed "shopping" at the Wegmans exhibit and we enjoyed the antique toy displays. We missed seeing the butterfly museum as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never heard of The Strong Museum, and this was my first visit. It was a blast!!! It brought back a lot of great memories, and it was really fun. It is geared for younger children, but being a child at heart, I had a great time. My fiance and her son relieved there time from when he was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Strong Museum is massive and an incredible center for children. My daughter is 6-years-old and enjoyed the multiple levels of play. She was particularly engaged with the shopping area, arcades, giant marionette and Sesame Street zones. This is certainly a full-day visit so plan to spend several hours here. There is plenty to do to accommodate kids of all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is mostly for younger kids. For my 9 year old, he only likes the Arcade section where he enjoyed many legacy Arcade games that I grew up with. It is a good place to kill a few hours.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Strong National Museum of play is located in the city of Rochester. There are so many different things to try starting with the Wegman's grocery store where you can shop, ring up your purchase, and restock the shelves to the extensive collection of arcade games on the second floor. (these require an extra purchase of tokens) One of our... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were members of the museum for all of my children's younger years. Now that we're hitting the teen years, we don't visit as often, but they still have just as much fun. There is literally something everyone can enjoy. The nostalgia from my childhood and theirs of the Sesame Street area is always the first thing that pulls me... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun. Festive. Friendly. It was span across generations while exposing you to meet fun. I especially love the toy hall of fame!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about the Museum of play. Fun for kids and fun for adults alike. Pricey admission but once you're inside you don't mind at all. So much to offer with the Mini Wegmans, the butterflies, arcade games and homing and going attractions. A must see for anyone visiting from out of town...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You could go without kids but you might feel a little silly! 😊 This is an amazingly fun place dedicated to the creativity of play. There's SO much to see and do! Come for a few hours but it'll take all day! You'll be worn out before you play it all! Get an annual membership if you live in the... More 

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