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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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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan on spending the entire day ... especially if you have younger children. Lots for the adults to do too - old pinball machines and air hockey. This place should be International Museum of Play!

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

It is always great to hear that the entire family enjoyed a visit to the museum! Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited today for the first time. We weren't sure what to expect during the height of Spring Break, particularly with our autistic kiddo with us. What an amazing experience! We arrived when they opened and while there was a line, it moved SO fast!...More

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

We are so pleased to learn that your family had such a great time here. I will pass your comments on to our guest services team. We hope that you will become regular guests at the museum.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Museum of Play with two 4 year olds and almost 2 year old. While all 3 kids had a blast, there are some things that I didn't particularly care about our visit. 1. $15 admission for ages 2 and up is quite...More

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

We appreciate your thoughtful review. I will share your concerns with our guest services team. Feedback from our guests helps us to provide the best experience for all our guests.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 6-year old loves the Museum of Play so we try to visit it once or twice a year. I always aim to visit during a week day when the museum is not so busy, but that is not always the case. This time we...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a thoughtful review. We are delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy all of our exhibits. We hope you will be back soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we've been there and it's even better then before. The had a special Thomas the Train exhibit which was fun for very young Kids. The interactive exhibits make it a fun day for all. It can get busy at times...More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits! We can't wait to see you the next time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in our backyard. SMSC is amazing. Took until I had 4 kids until I went. Educational, historical, and fun. Just a great afternoon for our family. Try it out, you won’t regret it.

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for providing a review. Now that you have discovered us, we hope you will visit again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and family live outside the area and we visited the last time she came home last summer. The children loved it so much they wanted to return. New exhibits were delightful And the rest were a delight to become reacquainted with. The Museum...More

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

Thank you for sharing a review. We are pleased to hear that your family continues to enjoy the exhibits and that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to the Strong Museum - we loved it so much the first time, we made a second three-hour trip to come back the next school break with our 5 and 8 year old. There are so many hands-on, engaging activities...More

1  Thank lauracgrenon
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing such a great review. We are delighted to hear that your children enjoyed the exhibits. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is hands on & fun for all ages, especially the young at heart! Toy Halls of Fame were fAscinating-very antique games up to modern electronics. Great library is available. It is interesting to read about inventors of games also. Food court is available....More

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The adult night at the Museum of Play was great! Lots of fun, tons of stuff to do, food and drink were great - everything was awesome and made a fabulous date night. Would highly recommend.

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for sharing a review! We are happy to share with you that we hosting a Happiest Hour event March 7, 2018. If you would like more information, please contact our guest services team.

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Response from blondeambition151 | Reviewed this property |
if you want a walk down memory lane... go. if you like video games... original frogger, ms pacman, etc... go. 😊
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