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The Strong National Museum of Play
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US$14.50*
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Ranked #1 of 145 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 22 June 2014

Drove three hours from Canada to this museum which had been raved by many people. The size of the museum was substantial with many different compartments and exhibits, some of which were aged. This museum would be more appealing to the younger kids than older ones. It also reminded me of a local museum in Toronto. Would not go back in a rush.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

All kinds of activities for the kids to participate in. There are many different things for many ages - girls and boys alike. A bit of a cost, but worth it - hours of fun :)!

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Stopped by here on our way to Niagara Falls. Planned to stay for 2 hours but ended up staying for almost 6 hours and still didn`t see everything. This place was awesome. Our kids had a great time.

Have been to other "play" museums before, but this has to be the best. There is so much to do. For us adults loved seeing all of the toys and games we grew up playing.

My kids were 7 and 9 and they enjoyed it. Older kids (12 and up) may be too old for it. Also we went during the week while NY kids were still in school. Would imagine the place being crowded on the weekends. It was nice to enjoy with it not being crowded.

Highly recommend!!

Thank PiscoMatt
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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.

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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.

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