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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is so much fun!! The kids and adults both found things to do! Our daughters especially enjoyed the supermarket and the arcade area. Hint: there is a "tv studio" through a door at the back of the supermarket, complete with working cameras. Our...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Rochester and especially to The Strong museum. Thank you for taking the time to complete a review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here with friends. We had an excellent time, learning and exploring. Not just for kids but adults too

Thank Katharine B
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was skeptical of the reviewer that said you could easily spend 4 hours here. We spent four hours with two 4-year-olds and did not even cover the entire museum! It is very hands-on and kids friendly. It is a museum and has the historical...More

Thank skierkd17
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a great review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit enough to purchase a membership. The Strong Museum does offer an area for families to have a snack or bag lunch. When you come back just...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

all displays are interesting they have the original Atari pac man machine I played for two hours and beat anyone that challenged me I cannot be beat at pacman

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

Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our eGame Revolution exhibit at The Strong.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just after noon on a Thursday and only had a few hours to visit, which was unfortunate because we could have stayed much longer. Our kids ranged from four to eleven years of age, and all of them found several things to explore...More

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

Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Strong.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Put it on your list of places to go if you have young children. If you don't, the $14.50 to see the toy collection if rather steep. The best part of the experience for adults is the butterfly space. It is a $5 add-on of...More

Thank DebR1974
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

i throught the museum was a great place to spend a day with grandchildren..many things to keep young active mlnds busy.

Thank oldjeep96
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible energy is needed to go there! It's amazingly innovative and fun - a little loud in some places - but I wish I had a place like this to go to when I was a kid! Had lots of fun discovering old and new...More

Thank A. W
Strong M, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here so many times and never had a bad time. My family are members at the museum and my 3 year old loves it!!!! I recommend everyone go and enjoy this museum it is a great learning place and some of their...More

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Strong M, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Strong Museum of Play is a great place to visit for all ages. So many toys from years / decades gone by. Lots to do for all ages. I had a blast playing Pacman. I even sent a videoclip to my brother who also...More

Thank CathyC1957
Strong M, 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!

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Harrison G
is there Berenstain Bears items in the giftshop?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Strong M | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have a very limited supply of Berenstain Bear merchandise at this time. If you would like more information, please contact the manager of the gift shop at 585-263-2700.
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Harrison G
is the Berenstain Bears exhibit still here ?
2 June 2017|
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Response from cathyb738 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Lots of fun things for smaller children to do in that area.
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Dain V
Is there a good place to eat food you nring yourself or do you need to purchase it at the foodcourt?
15 April 2017|
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Response from BalloonCop | Reviewed this property |
it would have been nice to have a restaurant inside but they don't.
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