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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: 12:00 - 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 yesterday

Took twin girls and couldn't get to everything in one day. There is a bunch to do and two days would be great, but be prepared to pay if you don't have membership. I decided to do the membership and plan to go back again....More

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with a group of 17 people ( 4 families, children ages 1-17) to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday . This was our second visit to the museum and we love it there. We ended up paying the difference to become members even though...More

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY My take of the good and the bad - as I saw it. I will start with my negative points: 1. No senior discount unless you attend on Mondays only, otherwise $14.50 for two years old and up....More

Thank gugotme
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are plenty of hands-on play activities for kids of all ages, but children younger than the preK years might not be as engaged in the activities. Many exhibits of toys throughout the years, fascinating for the historian and toy lovers. They're mixed in with...More

Thank DZ07
Reviewed 3 days ago

...trip down memory lane as no matter what age you are the toys you played with will be there on display. Lots of free play areas and video/pinball games at 0.20/game. Great spot!

Thank Margesmister
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have spent many pleasant visits at the Strong museum with my grancchildren as well as nieces and nephews. This is once place I sent all Rochester visitors who have little ones. This is such a wonderful gift that Mrs. Strong gave to our community....More

Thank tuttie2013
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy The Strong museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great museum. Was there with only adults and we spent all day. 10 to 5. Interactive, made us feel like kids again. The pinballs and video games (old school) were great! Played checkers, battleship, twister and tinkertoys. If you have a kid spirit...More

Thank newman43
Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago

We've visited this place a few times over the past 10 yrs. Our first time right out amazed our boys! they were little then.. and we stayed all day.. and brought back awesome memories for my husband and I as well. Now, whenever we can...More

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

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 6 days ago via mobile

At most of the children's museums we've been to, we usually spend about 2-3 hours. At the Strong Museum, we sped through a number of exhibits and still stayed for 5 hours. I imagine we could have stayed for another few hours if our 3-year-old...More

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

Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Strong museum! Your feedback helps us to continue to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 7 hours here and could have easily spent more time. My kids (ages 6 & 9) both loved this museum. There is such a good variety of hands on creating, playing and things to learn for a range of ages. Some of the...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed all that The Strong museum has to offer. We hope to see you again soon.

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lynn38230
6 August 2017|
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Response from westlakeroad | Reviewed this property |
Both would enjoy the museum. It has exhibits for all ages (including parents & grandparents!).
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Harrison G
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
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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