The Strong Museum, Rochester

4.7
#1 of 29 in Childrens Museums in New York State
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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  • August 14, 2017
    We've visited this place a few times over the past 10 yrs. Our first time right out amazed our boys! they were little then.. and we stayed all day.. and brought back awesome memories for my husband an...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    At most of the children's museums we've been to, we usually spend about 2-3 hours. At the Strong Museum, we sped through a number of exhibits and still stayed for 5 hours. I imagine we could have stay...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We spent 7 hours here and could have easily spent more time. My kids (ages 6 & 9) both loved this museum. There is such a good variety of hands on creating, playing and things to learn for a range of ...  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    Two and a half hour drive from me, but well worth it and definitely THE favorite place to take my kids to. They have tons of fun and all while learning. So much to see and do. Well designed, great settings, kept up very good, friendly staff. I highly recommend this museum to everyone and families of all sizes. Go visit this museum and thank me later. 👍👍
  • June 24, 2017
    This place waa awesome. My son loves every minute of being there. The games and toys are interactive to encourage learning. It was very spacious and the staff was very friendly. The ticket prices were not bad either. I am taking my son back again real soon. I recommend this place for all people; families, kids, and even adults.
  • April 30, 2017
    This is such an awesome museum for kids and grown ups alike. The exhibits are spectacularly done with such detail. You can easily spend hours checking the whole place out or go straight to your favorite section to get in some serious playtime. It is the museum of play, so they take play seriously, plethora of hands on activities await. Fun for the whole family. Definitely worth the cost of admission.
  • June 8, 2017
    There's always something new here but the regular items are still great like the upstairs with all the staples that make the museum what it is. We went for an event and had a really good time. I also really like the butterfly garden but we weren't in there this trip but it's very neat in there. Good for family's, great for kids&grown kids alike.
  • June 23, 2017
    Great place to go when the weather is less than decent. Buckle in for a long day cause there's tons to do and see! Everything is interactive. One warning. Right now it's 75% video games and arcade games. I'm not crazy about that cause you have to pay to play. Kind of defeats the purpose of paying to get in! Despite that, there's still many exhibits that you don't have to pay for.

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