Is this museum worth a visit for senior citizens on their own (no grandkids)?
if you want a walk down memory lane... go. if you like video games... original frogger, ms pacman, etc... go.
yes, I enjoyed it as much as they did.
Yes. A lot of antique toys from our generation. Fun to watch kids playing, sharing, learning.
This museum is geared towards children, as a 44 year old man I would certainly go by myself and would take my 62 year old mother. I think there is plenty to enjoy for all ages
I am a senior and thoroughly
Enjoyed it. I was with my grandchildren, but there were plenty of historic toys to enjoy and watching children in the interactive displays was fun. I wildfowl by myself... and Monday is senior day and does include the butterflies!
The Museum is indeed geared around toys and play, but Rochester does not lack other museums such as the Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, bound to please history and art lovers, and generally speaking a "mature" audience. If you are in town I'd also visit the Lamberton Conservatory and try to be here during the Lilac Festival (usually held in May). The nearby Genessee Country Museum is also a good outing for families and seniors alike.
The museum of play might have a few things that you might find interesting such as the butterfly garden, but the majority of the museum has to do with toys and playing with toys.
I think that would really depend on your interests. The more "play" oriented exhibits do take up the majority of the museum. There are some more historical exhibits regarding the history of toys and games and a large amount of older video games you can play.
Honestly, while there are some things you "might" find interesting, for the most part it's really more for children and young families. I probably would not recommend it to you. I would suggest the George Eastman House instead.
First time I visited, spent HOURS on my own, browsing the displays, especially the Toy Hall of Fame. There are antique dollhouses and displays of various time periods of playthings, plus videos of different eras, which also provide opportunities to rest your legs, hips and knees, while you watch. The separate Butterfly Garden is WONDERFUL, also.
I think it is worth it for everyone. There is a whole section of Hall of Fame toys, displays of doll houses that rich kids played with in the 1920’s and 30’s. Original Barbie dolls. All with a history lesson included. Some things have a “sound guided” tour if you have a smart phone. My husband and I could go and just spend hours, without our grandkids. Going alone would give us time to enjoy each exhibit without our little bundles of energy.
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