The Strong® is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!

The museum blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) and provides families, children, adults, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others a multitude of offerings:

The Strong museum is an exciting, hands-on, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream; a place to pretend, wonder, and explore; a place to discover the past and imagine the future; and a place to rekindle memories and make new ones.

Museum collections

The Strong's collections include hundreds of thousands of historical objects related to play, including the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, and other electronic games. Tens of thousands of artifacts are on view in museum exhibits and thousands more are viewable online. Also online is the museum’s Play Stuff Blog. Visit it often and journey through the museum’s vast collections with curators who mix history with fun as they share memories and stories about their favorite artifacts.