Strong National Museum of Play

Museum, History Museum, and Science Museum
Central Business District, Rochester
  • Anndor M.
    "The butterfly garden is worth the extra admission!"(6 Tips)
    "... the kids to do! The Wegman's store was a hit and the video game..."(4 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "Excellent place to allow your children to learn through play."(3 Tips)
    Brad E.
    "Play the video games of your hold good on level 2."(7 Tips)
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  • Jeff B.
    Jeff Behrens1 week ago
    Play lumar lander in the video game area
  • Edward M.
    Everything is awesome here. Fun for kids of all ages, something for everyone
  • Morgan L.
    Morgan LeverettFebruary 18
    All the things!
  • Alina D.
    Alina DAugust 2, 2016
    This place is great for both children and adults! Place is for playing to learn! Come one, come all!
  • Jim
    JimJune 27, 2016
    So much for the kids to do! The Wegman's store was a hit and the video game section brings back memories.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HatchMay 6, 2016
    Great place to spend the day with the kids. There's something for all ages.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ThurstonMay 2, 2016
    The vintage Bill Gray's is a must for lunch
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrownJanuary 9, 2016
    Allow your children to roam free. Plus adults will get a kick out of some of the video games and retro toys.
  • Pauline A.
    Pauline AlldayDecember 7, 2015
    Great place to bring the kids
  • Pauline A.
    Pauline AlldayDecember 7, 2015
    Friendly staff lots of activities
  • Tamara R.
    Tamara RoseOctober 12, 2015
    One of my favorite places in Rochester! This museum is so much fun! Don't forget to get the butterfly garden ticket!
  • Skeeter
    SkeeterAugust 19, 2015
    Sit on the Sesame Street steps
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerAugust 9, 2015
    You'll find the national Toy Hall of Fame, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games AND a butterfly garden all under the same roof. Spend all day here, you'll need it.
  • Tara V.
    Tara VTMay 16, 2015
    Great hands-on kids museum with lots to see and do. The Sesame Street doorstop was a fun nostalgic stop.
  • Aisling K.
    Aisling KamNovember 3, 2014
    Worth visit. Buy one free one for college students.
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine MOctober 18, 2014
    Taxi and slide and Lego village- it is all fab!!
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HallSeptember 29, 2014
    Amazing place for family days!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerSeptember 28, 2014
    Great food and an awesome place to bring kids to learn about history.
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PascucciApril 6, 2014
    Always check the inside line. If your a member you can usually get right to the front! Especially for special events!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SoltOctober 5, 2013
    Play Galaga
  • Marisol A.
    Marisol AntoniniSeptember 22, 2013
    Kids love this place, so much to see and do
  • Brent B.
    Brent BurkeyAugust 13, 2013
    Berenstain Bear play area - boys loved it!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrayerJuly 9, 2013
    So much fun, the 2 arcades bring you back to your childhood love it
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CokerJuly 1, 2013
    Fantastic and fun! We spent four hours here but could've stayed longer. Old-school pinball machines & arcade games upstairs were a hit with the whole family.
  • Maeve C.
    Maeve CullinaneJune 7, 2013
    Go on Fri or sat evenings when the museum is open until 8pm!
  • Bryan
    BryanMay 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the glowing dance floor in the arcade!
  • Stefanie B.
    Stefanie BucelatoMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place. Great for all ages.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SearlApril 20, 2013
    Excellent place to allow your children to learn through play. Exhibits include science, reading and fun interactive elements. There are also classic video games and three places to eat.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GabhartApril 3, 2013
    It's a great place...though it get packed quick then it's no longer fun!!! Best place to go is Friday and Saturday night at 5-8 lol
  • Barry V.
    Barry VeeApril 3, 2013
    The puzzle display will challenge your mind
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MackMarch 21, 2013
    Come on a school day! Much quieter!
  • Mason S.
    Mason SullivanMarch 10, 2013
    Big Bird's Feeling Sick
  • Conor C.
    Conor CusackFebruary 24, 2013
    The best exit to visit while you're in Rochester
  • Peter O.
    Peter OBrienFebruary 23, 2013
    Come at 5 when most are leaving for dinner.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There is always something's for any kid to do, young or old
  • Chyrell S.
    Chyrell SamsonJanuary 13, 2013
    Brings back childhood memories. You'll have fun playing with the little kids and big kids at heart :)
  • Anndor M.
    Anndor McCaubleJanuary 4, 2013
    The butterfly garden is worth the extra admission!
  • Roy L.
    Roy LeeDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the best play museum ever
  • Robin M.
    Robin M.October 14, 2012
    Coolest place ever! Butterfly exhibit is a must!
  • Alan B.
    Alan BerksonJune 26, 2012
    A unique collection of the history of games and play. And The butterfly garden is amazing.
  • Rochester NY
    Rochester NYMarch 14, 2012
    The exhibits, displays and interactive exhibits will entertain young & old for hours! You can even shop at Wegmans! Eat earlier and go around the noon hour when most are packing up for lunches & naps.
  • Brad E.
    Brad EinarsenFebruary 17, 2012
    Play the video games of your hold good on level 2.
  • Marc D.
    Marc DiPrimaFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there right at 10, gives I a good hour before it gets crazy
  • Kiera P.
    Kiera PerkinsJanuary 28, 2012
    Go to the fantasy story book place and make mustaches!!
  • Jade M.
    Jade MaginJanuary 17, 2012
    The mini wegmans is basically the coolest thing in the entire world. I was like 5 the first time I went; I'm 18 now and it's always my first stop.
  • A.j. S.
    A.j. SecoreJanuary 4, 2012
    Great place to find moms lol
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha La MarDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Half priced milk shakes from 2-3!
  • Lady F.
    Lady FacenNovember 19, 2011
    Fun time with the kiddies!¡!¡
  • TJ W.
    TJ WilkinsonOctober 27, 2011
    The video game exhibit takes coins. :(. At least they are keeping it real.
  • Susan A.
    Susan AnneOctober 16, 2011
    A must see stop for any age!
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie ChildsOctober 15, 2011
    This place would be much more fun without so many kids around
  • Edward F.
    Edward FooteOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Friday night is the best night- no crowds!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CarneyOctober 10, 2011
    Butterfly garden is beautiful but very muggy in the winter. Be prepared.
  • Parents Magazine
    Parents MagazineJuly 15, 2011
    Forgot something at home? The museum has free supplies of necessities, like diapers, on-hand for minor mishaps.
  • Karylin C.
    Karylin ColemanJune 28, 2011
    go shopping at wegmans!!
  • Becky B.
    Becky BachmannJune 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Japan is here! Catch Japanese drumming, martial arts, costumes, food, & culture. And make friendship bracelets-all in this new exhibit. :-)
  • Jesse F.
    Jesse FewkesApril 25, 2011
    one of the absolutely coolest places i have been.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SuttonDecember 29, 2010
    They give out free diapers if you forget to stock up before you leave home!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HartNovember 26, 2010
    You have to pay to play most of the classic video games on the 2nd floor. Tokens are 8 for $1. But there is an all in one game unit near the dodgeball game that is free to play.
  • Jim N.
    Jim NuttNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Find a comfy chair and let the kids (including the one in you) roam free
    HISTORYAugust 9, 2010
    Home of the national Toy Hall of Fame, which opened to the public in 1998. To date, 44 toys have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame, including 2009 inductees: the Ball, Big Wheel® & Game Boy®
  • Maria S.
    Maria SullivanJuly 31, 2010
    best place to go when you feel like being a kid all over again! :) Read more
  • Kathleen P.
    Kathleen PerryMay 1, 2010
    A wonderful place for a kid-friendly environment!
  • Liz L.
    Liz LawleyApril 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Houses the National Toy Hall of Fame, too. Great place to bring people who are visiting the city. Read more
  • Maria S.
    Maria SullivanApril 17, 2010
    this is the place where you really can be a kid all over again!
  • Basia B.
    Basia BartoszMarch 11, 2010
    Check out the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Beats the winter blues! Read more
  • Dean R.
    Dean RzoncaFebruary 1, 2010
    Taco bell in the cafeteria!
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