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Strong National Museum of Play

 
Strong National Museum of Play is an exciting, hands-on, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream; a place to pretend, wonder, and explore; a place to discover the past and imagine the future; and a place to rekindle memories and make new ones. Strong is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to the study of play as it illuminates American culture.
Address: Rochester, NY, 14607    
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Strong National Museum of Play
Strong National Museum of Play
Some people call Strong a children’s museum; others call it a history museum. In fact, it blends the best features of both – high interactivity and extensive collections – to serve a diverse audience of children, families, adults, students, educators, scholars, and collectors. To these and other users, the museum offers engaging exhibit experiences, fun-filled educational programs, exciting guest amenities, annual memberships, standards-based school lessons, teacher development opportunities, an innovative preschool, a circulating library, a research library and archives, scholarly publications, and more.
Play is essential for learning and human development. Children who play do better in school and become more successful adults. Play also helps us understand history and culture. The way we play shows Who we are, What we value, How we regard others, Change over time, Future possibilities.
Exhibits. Explore exciting exhibits and amenities including the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, the Elaine Wilson Carousel, the Strong Express Train. "Make It" here and "Take It" home. No matter what your age, Strong National Museum of Play provides educational, entertaining, unforgettable intergenerational fun!
School Programs. Strong National Museum of Play recognizes the value of play as a means of encouraging student learning, creativity, and discovery. Your students will have fun while learning amid dynamic, hands-on exhibits and world-renowned collections. Our custom-tailored school lessons help extend your curriculum beyond the classroom while connecting to learning standards. Lessons also consider the Theory of Multiple Intelligences and varying ways children learn. We offer professional development opportunities including a variety of services for educators and workshops for teachers.
Birthday Parties. Celebrate your child’s birthday at Strong National Museum of Play and leave the details to us. We’ll set up the event, make the food, and even supply goody bags for your guests. Don’t worry about the mess either. We’ll clean it up. Parties include use of a private, decorated party room; a gift bag for all party-goers; a birthday T-shirt for the guest of honor; a train or carousel ride for all; food; and host-led games and activities.
Group Admission. Strong National Museum of Play welcomes organized groups – tour groups, youth groups, school groups, special needs groups and others. The museum is able to better accommodate the specific needs of groups with advance notice.
The museum is open 363 days a year. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 
Museum Shops. Two museum shops, including the Everything for Play. Shop and the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden shop, offer children’s toys, books, and quality educational items, plus museum souvenirs.
Limited free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

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One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY, 14607

Website: Strong National Museum of Play  Strong National Museum of Play is an exciting, hands-on, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream.

 

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