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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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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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What a great place for kids of all ages. This interactive museum has something for everyone. Several floors offer many opportunities to play and just have fun. The Toy Hall of... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a great place for kids of all ages. This interactive museum has something for everyone. Several floors offer many opportunities to play and just have fun. The Toy Hall of Fame is a great places to show the kids the toys Gram and Gramps had. Go early if you can as it gets busy.

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Spencerport, New York
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Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Toddler to 10/12 they can be there all Day and never get bored. The admission price is a bit high. But it ge gets so busy in there that I think it would be to busy to be enjoyable.

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Boling, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015

I can not say enough about how amazing this place was. We have 2, 8, 9 and 6 year olds. It was perfect for all of them at the same time. Even I had a blast. The tickets were reasonably priced. Some of the area hotels have stay and play deals too in conjunction with the museum. You can bring... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

When I lived in Rochester, we always had a season pass here. Kids love it! They always seem to find new things to do each time we went. Great winter time activity when the kids are going stir crazy indoors.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Strong Museum is a must-visit for anyone bringing children to Rochester (and it's great for adults too!). Get ready for nostalgia and hands-on fun.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is a lot to do here for kids of all ages and personalities. I can't imagine anyone leaving and feeling disappointed!!! I bring kids here at least once a year. Here's a photo of my granddaughter shopping at the Wegmans store they have there. The kids pick out their groceries, then they can check themselves out, then put all... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My grandchildren can't get enough of this place we love it so👍😍 We are so happy to have such an incredible place to take our kids for a day out.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Museum is fun for kids, particularly 2-10. They have an incredible toy collection. Love the butterfly garden

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Rochester, New York, United States
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Everytime my grandkids visit they can't wait to visit the Strong Museum of Play. There is enough activity here for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. (Why do they love the play supermarket so much?) It's also close to the outdoor skating rink at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, which is a real bonus in the Winter. A great community resource.

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Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Strong Museum of Play has been recommended to us by numerous families. We spent six hours (!) at the museum which is a probably a good indication of how much our kids loved the place. There was plenty to keep a 4 and 6-year old occupied. We didn't even see the top or basement levels or participate in any... More 

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