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“One of the Best Children's Museums!”

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 25 September 2013

This children’s museum is amazing! We spent an entire day here and never made it to the second floor. Our 4 yo was in absolute Heaven. The Superhero Training section was a highlight for us – we came back around to it three times! Sesame Street, the Berenstain Bears and the Reading Adventureland sections were also very popular with us. We rode the carousel and ate at the diner just inside the entrance. The diner food was not exceptional in any way, but if you’re hungry and don’t want to go far, it will do. The gift shops are overflowing with fun stuff, a lot of it pretty reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This was a great trip for my granddaughter and myself. We just played, played and played all day long.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is awesome place,good for kids and parents.My sons favorite game was dodge ball.He could't stop to play . For 13 $ admission you can't go wrong. We play for five hours and we could play for another five. Museum has very good food court ,with very affordable pricing. Also whole place is very clean, and staff members are very helpful.
If you want to have blast with your kids or grand kids don't think twice.
Highly recommended for everybody.

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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.

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