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“You will feel like a kid again!”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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$14.50*
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The Strong Museum Admission
Ranked #1 of 143 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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Batavia, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“You will feel like a kid again!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

What a wonderful museum! Young and old alike can enjoy the vast displays and hands -on activities! You won't want to leave, so allow plenty of time to do everything there is to do!!

Visited September 2011
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing Place to Visit!!”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

This museum has over 250,000 square feet of "play"!!! I haved lived in Rochester for some time and finally had an opportunity to visit here, and all I could say is WOW!!! Make it a full day, there is SO much to see and experience!!! Bring comfy shoes and let your imagination run wild......fun for kids and adults combined!!

Visited June 2011
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Macedon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great for little kids - not so friendly for older kids.”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

This is a great museum for the under 6 crowd, but the staff is less appreciative of older kids. Sadly, just as the kids get to ages where they can understand and process what is being taught and offered educationally, the staff starts to treat them like varmints. Little kids will have a blast, bigger kids will find themselves getting randomly scolded even if they are behaving well.

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Rochester, New York
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121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Children's wonderland!”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Tons to do with little ones. Best museum in the USA hands down!

Visited March 2012
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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great for small children”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

You can spend a full day here but keep an eye on your busy children.

Visited March 2012
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