We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Kids have a blast there.”

The Strong National Museum of Play
Book In Advance
Buy Tickets Online
More Info
$14.50*
and up
The Strong Museum Admission
Ranked #1 of 148 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 21, 2012

This is best museum for kids under 10. If you have little kids and are in the area. This is a must see. Not too far from Toronto, under 4 hours of driving.

Thank FormsanRunner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,745)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,423 - 1,427 of 1,745 reviews

Reviewed December 14, 2012

The mini-Wegman's is always a hit, where the kids get to shop for faux groceries, scan their items, and get a receipt! Big fun. There's LOTs more - too much to list!

Thank rogervanh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We often bring friends when they come into town to the Strong Museum of Play. The museum part upsatiars is great for the adults and the kids really enjoy the whole place. My nephews like the mini Wegmans inside. A must go place in Rochester, NY

Thank Runnerny2244
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Wegmans Supermarket is so surprising. It has a bakery, meat and fish section, fruits and vegetables produce section, a dry goods section, canned foods section, diapers and necessities, dairy products section, and frozen foods section. The kids even get to scan their items, through cash registers that literally print receipts of their purchases.
This place is the best, and well worth our 4 hr drive.

Thank FamilyOfFour_YYZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Wonderful place to take the kids, lots of creative exhibits, hands on and things that kids can relate to from their everyday lives. Butterfly enclosure is lots of fun too.

Thank kmass15584
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Strong National Museum of Play also viewed

 
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 

Been to The Strong National Museum of Play? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing