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The Strong National Museum of Play

1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
+1 585-263-2700
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941
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Reviewed yesterday

The Strong Museum is a great place to go on a hot or cold day. There's so much to see and so many things for the kids to experience. Everytime I go I always have to coax my grandkids out of there. You can spend...More

Thank Geri K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is interactive play. There are aquariums. There are very old games/toys in order of time spans. A large carousel and town setting at the entrance.

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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for providing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going to The Strong for 10 years. My 12 year old still loves it and my 8 year old always has a blast. We love the new additions. The employees have always been so helpful and kind. The food court offers something...More

Thank BellaBast
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is great to hear that you continue to enjoy all that the museum has to offer. Thank you for your review and for your continued support!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is a gem. Well done historical displays of many games, toys, video games, arcades and even sporting pursuits. Hands on in many areas and good for all ages. Programs are offered regularly. Plan for a morning or afternoon. Ample parking. Facility is well...More

Thank Howard K
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed the exhibits as well as the diner.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit.... My wife and daughter were not looking forward to this trip that my son and I had planned. But they were soon loving the place....my tip is that if you have teens start with the second floor since that's what they will...More

Thank cooldad5150
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is great to hear that your whole family enjoyed the museum and the second floor in particular. Thank you for providing a review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy going to the museum, it's a very good one! I'll be back again with my kids! Such a special day for us! Thnks!

Thank taylelumaol
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came at 10 And stayed until close. Three adults, a 3, 4, 7 year old. All of us had a GREAT day. Sesame Street, history of video games, Wegmans were highlights. Plus the walk down memory lane. Lunch options include Pizza Hut, Taco Bell,...More

Thank BostonMary2013
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a great review. We are happy to hear that your whole family had a great day with us! We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in the neighborhood.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely AMAZING! My kids (9, 6 & 4) has such a wonderful time! We spent the whole day there and were able to see everything, but I would have loved to go back a second day; there is just SO MUCH to...More

Thank Liana R
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many of the exhibits and Wegmans Super Kids Market in particular. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son wanted to go here when we visited him at RIT. It wasn't high on my list to visit but I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun I had. Seeing some of the toys that I had a kid brought back some very...More

Thank Earl C
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will visit again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this museum and come every time we’re in town visiting family. It’s excellent for our 2 and 5 year old and we enjoy it too.

Thank PickleBs
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to be a part of your Rochester experience. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town!

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unicorn3
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Response from blondeambition151 | Reviewed this property |
if you want a walk down memory lane... go. if you like video games... original frogger, ms pacman, etc... go. 😊
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Yes. You get a wrist band.
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