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The Strong National Museum of Play

1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
+1 585-263-2700
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Strong Museum of Play has something for everyone! The space accommodates large crowds, the exhibits are interactive and the range of topics ample! Adults usually tire first!

Thank Meghan M
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed the exhibits. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many activities and areas to play and learn! A great resource in Rochester for families with small children. Biggest downside is the dual-edge sword that it is so popular that it is usually very crowded. Recommend the annual membership.

Thank Q-traveler888
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Membership is a great value for families who wish to visit the museum often.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum with my 2.5 year old son, 3 month old and also my husband. This museum had lots of great reviews so I wanted to visit it with my family. I was definitely not disappointed. Although the first exhibit was a bit...More

Thank Winnie C
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear that you and the family enjoyed the museum. Feedback like yours helps us to continue to provide exceptional guest service. I will share your comments with our guest services team. Thank you for your thoughtful review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was one great time ,what an amazing, arrangements of games, toys, dolls from every era brought back some great memories if you are in the Rochester area this is a must see,live butterfly display

Thank loski1107
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to spend most of your day here with your children. This place is amazing! My family and I have been here many times and never get to do everything the kids want to. Definitely worth the money and great for all ages even...More

Thank Amanda G
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that you continue to visit the museum regularly. We appreciate your support and your positive feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here perhaps 6 times and each time we have a blast. Even though it seems like a children's museum, there are so many intriguing things for adults, you could even go without kids and still have a ton of fun. The upstairs...More

Thank OffBeatDean
Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Feedback like yours helps the museum continue to provide exceptional guest experiences.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rated this a 4, but if we had younger kids it would have been a 5 for sure. Although lousy pin ball players, our family of 4 had a good time trying in the back area with 20+ pin ball machines. The butterfly exhibit...More

Thank raybyerley
Strong M, Guest Relations Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 2 year old and this was our 3rd time here. There are some things to hold his interest (dance room, matchbox cars, things to build) as well as a train and carousel. When it is packed (often) it can be hard to...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that you continue to enjoy so many of our exhibits! Thank you for providing a review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a bit skeptical... we were in town for a wedding and an afternoon of free time brought us to the Strong Museum. We were all adults but we found this to be an interesting visit ... lots of historical displays of toys, etc that...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are delighted to hear that you were able to visit the museum and that your visit was such a success! Please visit us again the next time you are in Rochester.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just visited The Strong Museum for the second time, Our first time was about a year ago. We live in Canada and its almost a 2 hour drive for us but it defiantly worth the trip! It's fun for kids and for adults! Admission...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come back again and again.

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Paige K
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Response from Stacey S | Reviewed this property |
There is so much to do with a two year old!! We just went with our son who turned 2 in Sept. there is a whole Sesame st area, Berenstain Bears area, pretend grocery store, loads of play tables, ball room - its paradise for a... More
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ruby1943
23 August 2017|
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Response from Strong M | Property representative |
Guests may enjoy snacks from home in lunchroom C. (Located down the hallway across from the admissions desk) Coolers, picnic baskets, and unauthorized parties are not permitted. If you have any additional questions feel free... More
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lynn38230
6 August 2017|
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Response from Jerry C | Reviewed this property |
As stated in the other answers, both of your children will have a blast. Not only will they be able to see toys and games from your childhood, but new stuff is added every year. They have different attractions all the time... More
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