Membership to the National Museum of Play at The Strong offers the most economical way to visit the museum again and again. Join today for a year of FREE museum admission, educational hands-on exhibits, and exciting family fun—it's the best family value anywhere! Click the blue button above to purchase a membership online.
Membership Levels & Benefits
|Family||Grandparent||Patron Family||Patron Grandparent||Benefactor Family||Benefactor Grandparent|
|FREE general museum admission for one year (photo ID required at each visit)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|$1 general admission discount for guests||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|$1 discount on butterfly garden admission||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|4 complimentary carousel or train rides||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|10% discount in museum shops||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|FREE member newsletter and email updates||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|FREE one-time use guest passes||4||4||6||6|
|FREE one-time use butterfly garden passes||4||4||6||6|
|ACM Reciprocal Network Benefit: 50% off general admission for up to 6 individuals at participating museums||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|25% discount coupon to the museum shops||✓||✓|
Family memberships cover up to two named adults and dependent children (age 17 and younger) residing at one address.
Grandparent memberships cover up to two named grandparents residing at one address and all grandchildren (age 17 and younger).
*Photo ID is required by both named members each time you visit the museum.
How do I purchase a membership?
There are four easy ways you can purchase or renew a National Museum of Play membership for your family or to give as a gift to another family:
- Visit our online membership page;
- Visit the museum admissions desk (for quicker service, bring your renewal notice or print and fill-out an application before coming to the museum);
- Call the museum at 585-263-2700 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
- Or mail your application and payment to:
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
Features expire when the membership expires and need to be renewed annually.
Add-a-Guest (add $30)
With Add-a-Guest, you can bring one guest for free each time you visit the museum. Member must accompany guest. Limit one Add-a-Guest per membership. Your membership card(s) will indicate this feature.
Nanny card (add $30)
An extra card can be issued with your membership so that your caregiver or nanny may escort your children to the museum. Nanny must be 18 years or older and care for your children only. Limit one nanny per membership. Nanny’s full name required. There is a $5 fee for changing nannies.
Upper Level Membership
Memberships at the following levels include enhacned benefits and provide additional financial support for the museum.
All Benefactor-Level benefits, PLUS:
- Free general admission for up to two guests per visit
- Two additional admissions (eight total) to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden
- A private tour for up to ten people (must be arranged in advance)
All Sustaining-Level benefits, PLUS:
- Free general admission for up to five guests per visit
- Four additional admissions (twelve total) to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden
- One complimentary Family Membership to share or donate
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions on the membership FAQ page. If you need further assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-263-2700. The membership office is staffed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Terms and Conditions of Membership
Membership is valid for one year from the month of purchase, is intended for use by one household, and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Two households may not share a membership. Photo ID is required with membership cards each time you visit the museum. Membership fees and benefits are subject to change without notice. Membership card reprints will incur a $5 processing fee.
Membership is a revocable license for the member and permitted guests. The member and permitted guests are subject to the rules and regulations of The Strong (the museum). The museum reserves the right to expel from the premises any guest and/or revoke the membership, without refund, of any member where the presence or conduct of the member or guest is deemed objectionable as determined by the museum in its sole discretion, or who fails to comply with any and all security measures and applicable laws.