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

The Strong's electronic games collection is one of the largest in the world.

Experience entertaining, educational, and unforgettable family fun!

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

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

  • The Strong's electronic games collection is one of the largest in the world.

  • Experience entertaining, educational, and unforgettable family fun!

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

Museum Hours

Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

Doll and dollhouse sections
are closed for renovation.

Museum is closed September 19
for The Play Ball.

General Admission

(does not include admission to
Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden)

Age 2 and older: $13.50

Under age 2: free

Museum members: always free

Museum News

The Strong loans toys and games representing 1950s Western popular culture to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee for its The American Road exhibit.
Sensenig’s Landscape Supply donates a stone hopscotch game (now open) for The Strong’s outdoor Discovery Garden.
Chris Bensch, The Strong’s vice president for collections, presents “Inside the Toy Box: Evolution or Revolution?” at the World Congress of Play in San Francisco.
Fellowship recipient Jason Corace, chair of the Interactive Arts Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, examines The Strong’s collections and archives to inform an online timeline of hybrid games.
Natasha Crookes (second from left) and Roland Earl (second from right) of the British Toy and Hobby Association visit The Strong. Pictured here with The Strong’s Rollie Adams, Christopher Bensch, Lisa Feinstein, and Suzanne Seldes (from left to right).

Calendar

September

15
Monday, September 15
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
19
Friday, September 19
19
Friday, September 19
6 to 10 p.m.
20
Saturday, September 20
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
22
Monday, September 22
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
27
Saturday, September 27
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
28
Sunday, September 28
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
29
Monday, September 29
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Calendar

September

15
Monday, September 15
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
19
Friday, September 19
19
Friday, September 19
6 to 10 p.m.