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The Strong Museum

The Strong is the ultimate play destination for all ages! Explore upstate New York’s largest year-round cultural attraction and experience two floors—more than a city block long—of hands-on, dynamic, interactive exhibit spaces. Discover the world's largest collection of toys, dolls, and games. Play your way through video game and pinball history, leap into the world of American comic book superheroes, and move like a playing piece on a giant game board. Enjoy a 1918 carousel; indoor, tropical butterfly garden; food court; diner; and more.

Meet history’s playful side in The Strong’s three halls of fame. Go hands-on with the toys beloved by generations in the National Toy Hall of Fame; learn about toy industry luminaries such as Milton Bradley, Walt Disney, Jim Henson, and George Lucas of the Toy Industry Hall of Fame; and see how electronic games are changing the way people play, learn, and connect with each other in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The Strong is open 362 days a year and is centrally located in Rochester, New York. Visit museumofplay.org or download The Strong Museum Guide mobile app to plan your visit today. Free Wi-Fi and parking. ATM on site.

Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 290

July 18, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Listen to enchanting music as you walk among hundreds of butterflies and whimsical flowers, including orchids and begonias, in the garden. Marvel at past winners of the Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy

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July 9, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Meet and take pictures with sci-fi characters—such as aliens, robots, and astronauts. Then, journey through the museum and explore the Intergalactic Maker Space. Build a rocket out of recycled

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September 3, 2018

Don't miss your last chance to check out the Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit.Travel to faraway galaxies through dynamic, hands-on sci-fi activities and discover science fiction books, toys,

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September 8, 2018

Rise up! Enjoy a day dedicated to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Don't miss exclusive screenings of Nickelodeon's new television series, Rise of the Teenage Ninja Turtles and join Raph, Leo,

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September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Experience the wonders of space when the state-of-the-art Be the Astronaut exhibit rockets into The Strong. Plan a space mission, learn about the technology and math skills required to be an

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September 23, 2018

Enjoy The Strong before it opens to the public at an exclusive event designed for children with special sensory, developmental, or physical needs. Explore the museum in a comfortable and accepting

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