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“Go play...it's for kids and adults who are kids at heart!”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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Ranked #2 of 148 things to do in Rochester
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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 1 June 2014 via mobile

We have gone several times and my 7 year old never gets tired of it! It has a lot of toys and games from the past. I especially liked the 70's and 80's toys. Go spend a day and play!

Thank AdrienneKerr
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This was a wonderful place! Hubby and I brought our 11 yr old daughter here. She saw it on Mysteries at the Museum. The museum is absolutely huge! We spent 4 hours there. There are many things for the kids to play with. If we lived nearby we would own a membership. There is also an optional butterfly garden for 4 dollars extra per person, it was worth it. All of the employees are very nice and helpful. Love this place!

Thank JoAnn P
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Visitors to Rochester should consider spending at least part of a day at this unusual museum. Although many features are intended for children, there are plenty of exhibits to keep adults engaged. What started as a vast collection of toys owned by Margaret Woodbury Strong evolved into this elaborate museum, combining hands-on experiences with permanent & temporary traveling exhibits.

Thank PatricePallone
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Get your play on at this awesome museum. Great to bring kids especially under 12. Still stuff to do like arcade games and some brain stuff for the older kids. Plenty to do for hours decent lunch options with some fast food and local Rochester fav Bill Gray's for burgers and the like. We have been members for years and our grand kids or us for that matter never get tired of going. Be sure to take in the butterfly exhibit as the kids will be enchanted by the beauty and elegance of this surreal place. Sure fire way to entertain the kids on any day! highly recommended!

Thank mixmasterg
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Awesome.....you will see things you forgot you played with as a child...so many memories. ..many different exhibits..makes for a wonderful day

Thank Mickki64
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