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“Amazing for young and old.”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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Ranked #2 of 149 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 December 7, 2011

You seriously need to check out this museum! There is so much to do - whether you're a kid or...a bigger kid. We went with the whole family - youngest was 12. Everyone had a good time. I really recommend it. (The little Wegmans is the best!)

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Reviewed November 23, 2011

This museum was around since I was a kid. Lots of memories here. My neices go there now. I love how educational it is without being educational. The coolest things here are the butterflies and sesame street!

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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Great place to take your children and grandchildren. Adults can also enjoy the free flowing atmosphere. Lots of space to move around.

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We live in Rochester and love to bring visiting friends & family to the Strong Museum. The butterfly conservatory is almost a spiritual experience but my favorite part is still the antique toys. Lots of hands- on stuff for kids, plus lovely surprises like the aquarium. Warning, children may cry when it's time to leave! (seriously).

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

great for the kids, it was hard to make them leave

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