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“Felt like a kid again”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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US$14.50*
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Ranked #1 of 148 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This place is a good place for everybody, from kids to elders. There's just too many activities you can do, we went for around 6 hours and we didn't finish playing around. It is a good option for family or school trips, even if you're going with teenagers, there's a place where everybody can enjoy and have a great time!There's an area where you can eat lunch or buy food, the restrooms are spacious and clean, there's shops, etc.
It's highly recommended for kids, teens, adults, elders, tourists, locals, or anybody who just wants to either have fun playing or have a walk through nostalgic lane (There's the story of games on the walls and a lot of expositions of things with meaning)

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Best time to go is Friday night after 4:30. They are open until 8:00. Great place to meet friends with kids, grab dinner and let the kids play until 8:00. It's like you have the museum to yourself.

1  Thank Boots772
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

OK...so you pay $13 for admission and then have to buy tickets in order to have children play most of the games. Definitely not as good as the advertising.

2  Thank AMD8
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

My wife brought our kids here (aged 2 years and 10 months) while in Rochester visiting friends and while I drove to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. The kids loved it, especially the famous Sesame Street stoop. If you're looking for a place to bring the kids and kill some time, look no further than the National Museum of Play!

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Well priced for how big it was. Kids had a great time but ideally I think its geared more for 4-9yr olds. Lots of exhibits and play areas, very educational. Loved the butterfly garden (couple extra bucks). Definitely set a side a good 5 hours if not more if your kids are into it.

Thank TheGreatOne11
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