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“Fun for all ages!”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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$14.50*
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The Strong Museum Admission
Ranked #1 of 141 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.
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Rochester, New York
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“Fun for all ages!”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

This is a great place to play and learn with your kids.  Check out the grocery store, say hi to big bird and get lost in adventures.  The Butterflies are also amazing and worth the extra money for admission.  

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“You cannot miss this”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

If you have children aged 1-12, you must spend a day here. (Even if you don't, you still won't regret it.) The play areas are top notch. I have visited dozens of times, and the staff is always friendly, the place is always clean, and the kids always have a great time. I have been to children's museums in other cities. What sets this apart, in my opinion, is that they constantly have staffers "cleaning up", so the places doesn't degrade into a disorganized pile of toys on busy days. If you live anywhere near the Rochester area and have kids, a membership is a great deal. If I have to complain about one thing, it is that there isn't much for healthy options in the food court. In fact, they recently removed all of the healthy snacks from Louie's and replaced them with vending machine junk. Bring your own apples!

Visited January 2012
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What a gem”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

You have to visit to believe it. Something for all ages....exhibits change so check website for current information. Our kids are now grown so we have not been in awhile but it was a regular destination when they were younger.

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Museum! Hands on learning experience!”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Great time for all ages. A lot of exhibits are hands on, which means you can PLAY at the Museum of Play! Not a dull boring museum thats for sure. It is lots of fun!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“World class...”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Not just for kids... aduts will love it too. Well done exhibits that will hold your interest.

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