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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

April 5, 2019 - May 13, 2019

Marvel at more than 150 orchids on display in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to a variety of colorful orchids from all over the world, including Central and

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until April 22, 2019

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book. Every first

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April 28, 2019

Scout troops can flutter into the museum for a behind-the-scenes experience in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Enjoy a classroom-style talk with The Strong’s biologist, who will provide fascinating

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until May 29, 2019

Visit Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden on select Wednesdays at noon for a special presentation with butterfly garden staff. Learn about the creatures that call the garden their home. Get up close to

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May 2, 2019

Be part of the excitement when the 2019 video game honorees are revealed in a public ceremony. Included with general museum admission. 

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Recurring weekly on Monday until May 20, 2019

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book. Every first

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Recurring weekly on Monday until May 20, 2019

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book. Every first

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May 27, 2019

Don't miss your chance to visit Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! Help Doc perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients, treat them in the magical McStuffins Toy Hospital, perform procedures in the

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June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Swim in for the kickoff of Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! Dive into an underwater world and explore ocean habitats, meet fascinating creatures, and use the powers of science and teamwork to help

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The Strong now offers a discount of $2.00 off regular museum admission fees to convention and conference delegates who more