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The Strong National Museum of Play

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Address: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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+1 585-263-2700
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the...

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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Fun time for the little ones.

Our kids had a great time. It's fun for kids of all ages. They have good food and drinks at a decent price.

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Our kids had a great time. It's fun for kids of all ages. They have good food and drinks at a decent price.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much to do at this museum!!! If you are a truly involved parent you will love it all the more. This place gives you an opportunity to role play with your child, do fantastic arts and crafts, shop and so much more. It's a great place to bond with your child with no disctactions. Mine turned out... More 

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Rochester, New York
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It's one of a few good things to do in Rochester. It's worth it to go at least once if you have never been.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 8 and 4 year old always have a blast here. And the adults spent plenty of time finding their "inner child" as well :)

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Been here a number of times. Always something fun to do and see. Hope we never outgrow it. Educational as well.

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A delightful, fun, educational place to visit. Cannot imagine a child not enjoying every moment of their time there. Adults have a great time too.

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Webster, New York
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A truly interesting and rewarding experience in Rochester, NY. The museum houses collections of board games, digital games, dolls and many other toys from the past as well as today. There are many interactive displays or exhibits that offer kids of all ages the opportunity to participate in hands-on play. There is also a wonderful butterfly garden housed in the... More 

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Visited this (for the second time in 5 years) with children ages 10, 5, and 16 months (free stroller rentals on first come basis). Kids had a great time from open to close and still didn't see it all! Butterfly garden is a bucket list must! Unless of course you couldn't stand having giant majestic butterflies flapping around your head... More 

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This place is heaven for kids with lots of interactive and educational exhibits.staff was nice too.Museum is very well maintained and clean .my 5 yr old and 15 months old boys loved the place .we spent more then 5 hours.parking was free.worth driving from Toronto.

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Museum of Play not just for young kids, even kids in their 40s & 50s will have a wonderful time. Be sure to check out the Butterfly Garden and the Toy Hall of Fame.

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