Strong National Museum of Play

Museum, History Museum, Science Museum
1 Manhattan Square Dr (at Chestnut St.)
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 263-2700
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm


  • Home of the national Toy Hall of Fame, which opened to the public in 1998. To date, 44 toys have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame, including 2009 inductees: the Ball, Big Wheel & Game Boy
  • The exhibits, displays and interactive exhibits will entertain young & old for hours! You can even shop at Wegmans! Eat earlier and go around the noon hour when most are packing up for lunches & naps.
  • Taco bell in the cafeteria!
  • Check out the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Beats the winter blues!
  • Excellent place to allow your children to learn through play. Exhibits include science, reading and fun interactive elements. There are also classic video games and three places to eat.
  • This place would be much more fun without so many kids around
  • Japan is here! Catch Japanese drumming, martial arts, costumes, food, & culture. And make friendship bracelets-all in this new exhibit. :-)
  • Fantastic and fun! We spent four hours here but could've stayed longer. Old-school pinball machines & arcade games upstairs were a hit with the whole family.
  • Butterfly garden is beautiful but very muggy in the winter. Be prepared.
  • go shopping at wegmans!!
  • A wonderful place for a kid-friendly environment!
  • Probably the best play museum ever
  • one of the absolutely coolest places i have been.
  • Find a comfy chair and let the kids (including the one in you) roam free
  • best place to go when you feel like being a kid all over again! :)
  • This place is great for both children and adults! Place is for playing to learn! Come one, come all!
  • So much for the kids to do! The Wegman's store was a hit and the video game section brings back memories.
  • Go on Fri or sat evenings when the museum is open until 8pm!
  • Come at 5 when most are leaving for dinner.
  • Brings back childhood memories. You'll have fun playing with the little kids and big kids at heart :)

Nearby places

1 Manhattan Square Dr (in Strong National Museum of Play)
99 Court St (at South Ave)
1 Manhattan Square Dr (@Strong National Museum of Play)