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The Strong National Museum of Play

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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...more
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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 3 October 2018

WOW! This place goes on and on. You can easily spend the better part of a day engaging in all the fun and activities this museum has to offer. Cannot wait to return after the expansion which will double the size of the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

We are excited about the upcoming expansion as well. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place to spend the day with your kiddos - so many things to see and play with... I don't even think we have seen it all. Highly recommend a membership if you see yourself going multiple times a year!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review. You are right about membership. It is a great value for families who want to visit the museum regularly.We appreciate the support of our members!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The history, the stories, the toy products super displayed on two floors. The amount of toy information is mind-blowing. Super friendly staff. Lots of kids even on a school Monday. Q-Trip: The museum has basement floors full of articles so the displays are rotated, themes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for posting such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We get the yearly membership because it pays for itself in 2-3 trips. We go at least monthly, if not more, with going weekly even when the kids are off school. It has more stuff for kids ages 2-12, while my teenager does enjoy going,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for supporting the museum through membership! We love to hear that our members continue to enjoy the museum year after year.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a museum for all ages including seniors. It provides an excellent timeline of “toys” over the ages. Many video games are available brining back memories. It was particularly a lot of fun showing younger generations what we played with.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

It is great to hear that your trip was a success! Thank you for providing a review.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to spend the day. So many things to do. The wonderful exhibits will keep your children active and having fun learning for hours.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for providing a review. We are pleased that you and the children had fun in the exhibits.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Entering this place, full of wonder, full of zip to our step to see everything, every room. Wow! Whether you are five years old or 105 years old, it is fascinating, fabulous and again, soooooo fun.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Wow! is right! Thank you for sharing such great review. We hope to see you again for another fantastic day at the museum.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Old Strong Musium was transformed into a childrens museum of play... The butterfly room is very nice

Date of experience: March 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The museum has a huge parking lot in the back, and upon entry you’re greeted by the small cafe and souvenir shop. Tickets are 20 and below, with the butterfly admissions $5. The museum brings nostalgia and fun interactive events everyone will enjoy. My favorite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share such a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the exhibits! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Museum of Play made for a day-long time of fun for the two of us . . . both middle-aged adults, I would like to add. We went on a weekday during the school year, so the place was not busy and not full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Strong M, Manager at The Strong National Museum of Play, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for taking time to provide such a thorough review. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the exhibits. I will share your thoughts with our collections team.

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awinans518
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Response from Olympia S | Reviewed this property |
No there’s many things to do for all ages
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Response from womenfly_1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are quite a few things for toddlers to do.
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lisa g
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Response from michelledJ4188MO | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are tons of stuff for a 2 year old to do. They will be so busy. There are areas throughout the museum. Have fun and be prepared to run around chasing them as there is so much to explore.
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