Come discover more than two floors of fun—more than a city block long.

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

  • Come discover more than two floors of fun—more than a city block long.

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

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.

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.
585-410-6359
kdodson@museumofplay.org

Museum News

The Strong receives a Museums of America grant of nearly $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the creation of an exhibit titled Pretend Playscape: Building Strong Minds.
The National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 toy finalists for 2016: bubble wrap, Care Bears, Clue, coloring books, Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher-Price Little People, Nerf, pinball, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, swing, Transformers, and Uno.
Fellowship Elizabeth Badger, PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, visits The Strong to research the origins of the “male-dominated” video game industry and culture.  
Lauren DeLaCruz, fellowship recipient and PhD candidate at Northwestern University, explores The Strong’s archives to examine the ways that children’s toys share cultural ideas, values, and beliefs about gender.
Fellowship recipient Angela Cope from York University in Toronto visits The Strong to examine the rise of plastics use in children’s toys from 1945 to 1970.

Calendar

September

26
Monday, September 26
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

October

1
Saturday, October 1
3
Monday, October 3
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
10
Monday, October 10
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
17
Monday, October 17
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
21
Friday, October 21
21
Friday, October 21
24
Monday, October 24
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Calendar

September

26
Monday, September 26
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

October

1
Saturday, October 1
3
Monday, October 3
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

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