Strong National Museum Of Play

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  • Address: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607, 14607, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5852632700
  • Fax: +1-5852632493
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Children Museum, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Train Ride, Games, Social, Arts, Museums

Strong National Museum Of Play - Review

This is probably the only museum in the world to be devoted singularly to the concept of playtime. Founded in 1969, the museum is spread over 26,200 square meters of exhibition space. It’s as much a history museum as it is a children’s museum. It explores thematically the mediums of play that children normally go through - playgrounds, storybooks, videogames, carousel and train rides, movies, and comic books! In addition to collections of all these different types of play, the museum also has archival collections of the study of play. Altogether there are about 450,000 artefacts. The highlights of the museum are:

  • World Video Game Hall of Fame
  • National Toy Hall of Fame
  • Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden
  • The Berenstain Bears

Throughout the year the museum organises various events for children. Check out the museum website for details.

Strong National Museum Of Play Information

  • Advance reservations must be made for group visits.

Strong National Museum Of Play Ticket Prices

  • Free for under 2.
  • Museum + Butterfly Garden: $19.50
  • Matinee admission 3:00pm to 5:00pm Monday - Thursday: $9.50

How To reach Strong National Museum Of Play by Public Transport

  • Bus 47, 800 stop Chestnut & Johnson.
  • Megabus stop Pitkin St b/t E Broad St and Savannah St, Rochester, NY.
  • Buses 23, 24, 45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 103, 124, 145, 800, 807, Geneseo/Rochester stop Court & Clinton.
  • By Car

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  • Strong National Museum Of Play Address: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607, 14607, United States
  • Strong National Museum Of Play Contact Number: +1-5852632700
  • Strong National Museum Of Play Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Strong National Museum Of Play Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Strong National Museum Of Play(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Strong National Museum Of Play: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 71.81% of people start their Strong National Museum Of Play visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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  • We brought our 4 and 6 year old kids, and they had a great time! There are things to do that are going to interest every age group. There were much more interactive exhibits than I was really expecting. It's a good thing we got there early because we were there the entire day until they were closing. The sesame street, grocery store, the rockets & robots, super hero and fairy tale exhibits were all big hits with the kids. The actual toy hall of fame upstairs will be interesting and nostalgic for the adults, especially when you see all the old toys from your childhood. My only disappointment was that you have to buy tokens for the arcade games and the pinball machines. I get that money goes to maintenance of the equipment, but I would have rather just paid a flat fee for full access to everything in the museum. Also the staff at the diner restaurant didn't seem like they really wanted to be there, and the food wasn't that great. With a captive audience at the museum, there really is an opportunity there to make the museum that much better with a great dining experience. We didn't get a chance to try the butterfly garden, will definitely return again, and will have to check that out also next time.

  • A great place to take kids. We spent hours here and our 3 year old was amazed at all the interactive exhibits. Pay extra to see the butterflies and ask if you can hold one. Staff were quite accommodating. The burgers in the restaurant were surprisingly large and tasty! There is a vending machine with pickles inside the cafeteria. Huge hit with the toddler.

  • Great place to take the family for the day! Many events, (for the most part) worth the money. A membership is highly recommended. Parking can be a nightmare. More restrooms & possibly another place to sit and rest, grab a beverage farther in would be great. If you go when it's a little slower, you'll likely have a better time.

  • Wow, this place just blew us away. My son is 20 months old and there was so much for him to do, but they have exhibits appropriate for children of all ages. All of the exhibits we're interesting and are very well maintained (which has been a problem at other similar museums I've been to). So much imagination and work went into making this place. We will definitely be back some day!

  • We traveled from Northeast, Ohio and it was a great place. My kids loved every minute of it. I have been to several places like this before and although it was good I like Cleveland's Science center other Cosi in Columbus a little better as this seemed to be geared towards smaller children. The gaming floor is awesome and the food court had lots of choices and good prices. It is also partially a history museum so you get two for one. Definitely worth checking out.

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