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The Strong Museum, Rochester

(4.7/5 based on 1,500+ 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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  • There is so much interactive things for kids of all ages up to about 12 years of age, you surely wouldn't want to miss this place. Great as even has a museum of yesterday for the parents to revisit th...  more »
  • A wonderful museum for all ages, literally. Almost too much to see and do. The restaurant is a little basic, but the service was great and the food was fine. Very suited to family dining. They also ha...  more »
  • I have been here so many times and never had a bad time. My family are members at the museum and my 3 year old loves it!!!! I recommend everyone go and enjoy this museum it is a great learning place a...  more »
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  • Kids had a blast. Have a 4 y.o. And a 1.5 y.o. That greatly enjoyed driving themselves into whatever amusement they card for better. In three hours couldn't complete it all, so the right choice if you need the kids to constructively drain their energy any given Sunday. Food court is kind of generous for the peculiar museum but the courtesy is not their stronghold. Would visit the museum again, but $15 per adult might be too much in Rochester, NY.
  • 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.
  • Great place to bring the kids to or if your a kid yourself at heart. Great museum that chronicles the advent of toys through the generations. Great nostalgia going the museum as you remember the older days. Most exhibits are interactive and a great selection of pinball/arcade games. There is a fee to play the games but only for a token a piece and a $1 gets you give tokens. Affordable museum especially at matinee hours and tons of fun. There is also a FREE DDR machine for use that is well maintained. Only thing I need know is the pump it up machine haha.
  • Place was great. So much to do. My 3 year old boy girl twins loved it! Almost everything is touchable and interactive. A few things were "under repair" which can be frustrating and there wasn't much to do for my one year old. I would recommend this place for sure and would go again.
  • Best. Place. Ever. I have the membership that pays for its self. When it's hot or too cold, I take my little one there. Every couple of months something new is added so kids don't get too bored.