1 Manhattan Square

Rochester, NY 14607





According to the agency website: "The National Museum of Play® is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!

The museum blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) and provides families, children, adults, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others a multitude of offerings:

Engaging, hands-on exhibits, plus fascinating displays of artifacts of play
The great hall of the prestigious National Toy Hall of Fame
Fun-filled educational programs
Quality guest services, museum shops, and a food court
A working carousel from 1918 and the Strong Express passenger train
Upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden
Annual memberships
Woodbury Preschool for children ages 3 and 4.
A circulating library
Standards-based school lessons
Teacher development opportunities

The National Museum of Play is an exciting, hands-on, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream; a place to pretend, wonder, and explore; a place to discover the past and imagine the future; and a place to rekindle memories and make new ones."

You can take a virtual tour of the museum before you visit at this link: https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/the-strong-museum-1st-floor/rgEBL_9teCNjjQ?sv_lng=-77.60135141785715&sv_lat=43.1529033553413&sv_h=246.73&sv_p=-13.299999999999997&sv_pid=GVD13k373MdON0Igrs-k1g&sv_z=1



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Strong National Museum of Play exterior