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

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

Experience entertaining, educational, and unforgettable family fun!

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

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

  • Experience entertaining, educational, and unforgettable family fun!

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

Museum News

Computer scientists from Malmo University in Sweden tour The Strong’s electronic games collections with Jeremy Saucier, assistant director of the museum’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
Fellowship recipient Nancy Callahan, emeritus art professor at the State University of New York at Oneonta, explores The Strong’s collection of educational toys from the late 1900s to inspire a forthcoming sculpture related to the history of toymakers.
Debbie McCoy, The Strong’s assistant vice president for education, speaks to Empire State College students about the use of block play in early childhood classrooms.
The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the 15 finalists for 2016: Elite, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto III, John Madden Football, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, Nürburgring, The Oregon Trail, Pokémon Red and Green, Sid Meier’s Civilization, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Street Fighter II, and Tomb Raider.

Calendar

May

9
Monday, May 9
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
14
Saturday, May 14
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
15
Sunday, May 15
1–4 p.m.
16
Monday, May 16
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
23
Monday, May 23
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

June

4
Saturday, June 4
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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