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The Strong Museum, Rochester

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Packed with interactive exhibits, The Strong Museum is devoted to the history and importance of play. You can explore the world of Sesame Street, meet the Berenstain Bears, and witness the evolution of video games. Adults will find plenty of objects they remember from their childhood among the museum's vast collection of toys and activities. Consider taking a walk through the butterfly house, home to 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Younger children can enjoy a ride on the indoor train or carousel. The Strong Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Rochester Edition.
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  • What a place! My boys (ages 9, 6, and 6) loved the Strong Museum. There was so much to do, we couldn't possibly have done it all in one day. Plenty for all ages, from toddlers to big kids ... and adul...  read more »
  • Our 6 and 3 year old really enjoyed themselves here. Huge variety of activities to appeal to a lot of different interests. In particular for our kids, they really loved the dress-up/acting opportuniti...  read more »
  • I visited The Strong Museum of Play today for the first time with adults instead of children. It's also the first time I went into the Butterly exhibit. There were four of us and we had a great time. ...  read more »
  • First time going. The place is excellent. My daughter is just over 1 year old, and most of the activities are over her head, physically and mentally. There is enough to keep you busy for a couple hours even with a 1 year old. Will have a much better experience once she is about 2 or 3. Food court has excellent options. I'm a taco bell lover so it was easy to please me.
  • Absolutely great place to bring your careful on holidays or breaks, it can get very crowded. But if you're there when it's not too crowded, it's incredible. A lot to do, the butterfly garden is a must. Kids will have a blast here! A lot of hands on things to do.
  • It is nice and a lot to do. The grocery shopping area is micromanaged and was annoying. Some of the exhibits are pretty well used and could use an update but it was a great time and the kids enjoyed it. Would go again.
  • The best kids museum my family has ever been too. An enormous and diverse collection of items and toys from a bygone era, with an equally impressive focus on hands on learning in new and inventive ways. I'm personally a fan of the game room full of classic arcade cabinets with games from the 80's and 90's.
  • We take the kids every year around their birthdays and they always have a fun time. Even though they only have 1 seasonal exhibit that rotates, the kids still love going back and playing. There are tons of hands on things for kids to do like shopping at a mini Wegmans, making paper crowns, hanging out on Sesame Street, and turning into a superhero, just to name a few.
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