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The Strong National Museum of Play

Open Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
+1 585-263-2700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Strong Museum is a wonderful place to take your family. There are many activities kids can participate in and experience with the price of admission. For an additional fee you can also enjoy the Butterfly area where you can see butterflies flitting around and possibly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dsb2018842
Reviewed 3 days ago

I attended a volunteer recognition event for adults and we had the great pleasure of access to the entire museum that evening. It was wonderful! There were many things for adults to enjoy (aquarium, exhibits, butterfly garden) in addition to interactive activities and exhibits for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank happylady1000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to bring small children in the winter. Very clean Wegmans is lots of fun also the kids love the train and butterfly house

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cincap2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

And excellent experience going to the strong museum. Our kids had tons of fun all day long. There was no shortage of things for them to do and experience. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jaed89
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has lots of hands on exhibits for the kids along with your usual museum exhibits. Our only problem was keeping up with the kids going in all directions for all the eye candy they could take in. A fun place for all.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Irene G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We used to go there all the time. Awesome kids space. We have gone to the Strong Museum at least 5 times. Our kids love it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jacob H
Reviewed 3 days ago

My kids have always loved the Museum of Play. It can get crazy busy on weekends and school breaks. I always found my kids ran from thing to thing when it was packed. We had the best luck going on a Friday night.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great visit, great location, great parking, greay customer service, much to do. Had an exciting time with my family

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jameswN4141JL
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit. We could have spend two days to see everything. I would recommend this place to anyone. You could spend two days to get through the entire museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Colie0818
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Strong with my wife and our two kids (23 months and 7 months). While our 7 month old slept her way through the visit, our almost two year old absolutely loved this place. From lunch in the food court to the Wegmans store to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Olympia S | Reviewed this property |
No there’s many things to do for all ages
15 September 2018|
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Response from womenfly_1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are quite a few things for toddlers to do.
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14 September 2018|
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Response from michelledJ4188MO | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are tons of stuff for a 2 year old to do. They will be so busy. There are areas throughout the museum. Have fun and be prepared to run around chasing them as there is so much to explore.