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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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“sesame street” (152 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (141 reviews)
“video games” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
+1 585-263-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

We took all of our family(children and grand children) with various ages and everyone had a great time!!!

Thank luvs2go4trip
Reviewed yesterday

We take our grandson there almost every time we have him for the week end. There is so much to do and learn. He has a ball there and is never bored.

Thank 241philipv
Reviewed yesterday

Great place and very interesting museum. Everyone enjoys toys, games and having fun. That is just what the feature is here. Many interactive games to play and learning is very high on the offerings. With out a doubt the place to bring children however.....adults are...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed yesterday

Great time for all . It is great place for a family get together for all ages. Grandparents taking your grandchildren or parents with grown up children , teens all the way to toddlers. Nice seeing your toys and games from your childhood and how...More

Thank bboomer55
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is without a doubt one of the best museums I've been to. It was an amazing collection of toys and games and we had a blast introducing the kids to the video games we played as kids. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to...More

Thank blondeambition151
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been members since 2008. It seemed like we lived there during my 2nd maternity leave w my newborn & 18mo old! The museum has changed/grown a lot in the last 10yrs. Some of the best exhibits are the older ones such as the berenstein...More

Thank stephanie e
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here on a "Mystery Bus" trip. Loved the Comic Book and Superhero section. Also rode the carousel. Butterfly Garden really nice. Good place to visit in the winter when not really crowded.

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

Thank you for taking a moment to provide a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent more than half a day with my family in the Strong National Museum of Play during the Christmas holiday. I like the wide range of play items collections, especially the Pinball Arcade. I also spent some time in the butterfly garden.

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

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Strong museum. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there 10 minutes before they opened so that we could purchase our tickets and be among the first in to avoid the crowd. The lobby was already open with a gift shop, carousel, diner, and box office. There is an un-monitored coat room...More

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

Thank you! We appreciate your positive feedback. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Rochester and will come and see us again the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've lived in the Rochester/Buffalo area for a year now, and we found the Strong to be, by far, the area's best attraction for our young family. The exhibits downstairs are extremely hands on, and we usually spend at least a couple hours down there....More

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

Thank you for providing a thoughtful review! We are pleased that you and your family enjoy visiting the museum regularly.

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Paige K
28 September 2017|
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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
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
7 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