Walk among hundreds of breathtaking butterflies in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Welcome to The Strong—the nation's museum of play!

  • Walk among hundreds of breathtaking butterflies in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

  • Welcome to The Strong—the nation's museum of play!

Museum Hours


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


noon to 5 p.m.

Museum closes 4 p.m. July 4.
Portions of the second floor are under construction.

Museum Admission>

(does not include admission to
Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden)

Age 2 and older: $14

Under age 2: free

Museum members: always free

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Book a Tour

For group price information,
contact Karen Dodson.

During play, children increase their social competence and emotional maturity. Play contributes to children's fine and gross motor development and body awareness as they actively use their bodies. Play supports emotional development by providing a way to express and cope with feelings. The play context is ideal for supporting children’s creative and imaginative thought because it offers a risk-free environment.

Many games use actual historical events to drive their stories. Those games can then spark a child's interest in discovering more about the culture they're immersed in. While some games promote a whole-body level of interaction, even those requiring a simple handheld controller can lead to physical activity. Sports games that involve basketball, tennis, or even skateboarding can lead to children practicing those same skills outdoors. There are a lot of things that you get learn in playing games but when you want your website to grow, try website traffic.


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Museum News

KidsOutandAbout.com readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 12th year in a row.
The Strong displays the Florida work desk of inventor Ralph Baer, video game pioneer and inventor of the memory game Simon and other toys, in its eGameRevolution exhibit. Baer’s son, Mark, friend and co-worker Bob Pelovitz, and the museum’s Jon-Paul Dyson pictured at the unveiling ceremony.
Veronika Bulowski, the German representative for the Wine, Waters and Wonders overseas tourism program, joins The Strong’s Karen Dodson for a tour. Pictured with Visit Rochester’s Diana Rapp and Sonia Ascensio.
Psychology Today selects the blog post “Trump Tag” by The Strong’s Scott Eberle, vice president for play studies, as an “Essential Read.”  >
Micha Kapetanovic and Philippe Op de Beeck from the Brussels Conventions and Visitors Bureau take a benchmarking tour of The Strong to inspire new visitor experiences in Belgium. Pictured here with the museum’s Vice President for Exhibits Jon-Paul Dyson (middle). 

In the News

Number One "Family Travel Destination" in the U.S.
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Monday, June 27
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.


Monday, July 4
Saturday, July 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, July 10
1–4 p.m.

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