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“Great place to take your kids on a rainy day!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
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US$14.50*
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The Strong Museum Admission
Ranked #1 of 140 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
Rochester, New York
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85 reviews
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“Great place to take your kids on a rainy day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have been to the Strong a number of times and every time our daughter finds something new to see or play with. It is a great place for kids of all ages to learn while playing. Her favorite area is the Storybook area where she can dress up and play pretend. She also likes to "shop" at the Wegmans. The food options aren't bad, but nothing particularly healthy. I recommend eating in the Bill Grey's just for atmosphere instead of the food court.

Visited February 2014
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Rochester, New York
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“Loved it so much”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We loved going here for the first time with out 18 month old, we signed up for a membership before we left. It was definitely worth going.

Visited March 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Great seeing the "Retro" stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

My kids really enjoyed seeing all the old toys. The barbies were awesome. The play area is so fun and educational. They got a kick out of "shopping" at the Wegmans and sitting down with Elmo on the TV screen. Would love to go again!

Visited November 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Its Like a Time Machine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

How can you not loose yourself in this place. They have every toy you had as a child, even the ones you begged your parents for. The butterfly exhibit is worth the extra $$

Visited September 2013
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Allentown, PA, United States
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“Pleasant surprise in Rochester”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Happy that there was something for adults. Enjoyed the Time Warp down Memory Lane. The arcade games were a highlight along with the comic book superhero section.

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