At the National Museum of Play® at The Strong, students and educators alike have fun while learning amid dynamic, hands-on exhibits and world-renowned collections.
Programs for students and educators
The museum's play-based programs encourage learning, creativity, and discovery:
- Woodbury School
- Enriching school lessons for students in pre-K through grade 8
- Dynamic lessons for high school students, including 2 advanced placement conferences
- Professional development opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers, administrators, and curriculum development professionals
- Customizable programs for students with special needs
- Educational opportunities for homeschooled students
Play sharpens minds and boosts creativity. It helps people grow and keeps them healthy. When children play, they learn to solve problems, make decisions, express ideas, and recognize boundaries. Children who play do better in school and become more successful adults. Learn more
The National Museum of Play is situated at The Strong, a highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play. The Strong offers play resources such as studies and reports, book reviews, links, and play quotes on its website; provides insights about play and artifacts of play in its blogs; and publishes material in its scholarly quarterly, the American Journal of Play, that synthesizes and puts into perspective major themes of play scholarship, new and emerging areas of play research, and more.
Keep up-to-date on The Strong’s education offerings, articles, and analyses connecting play and education. Sign up for the museum’s free educator e-newsletter.
The Grada Hopeman Gelser Library
The National Museum of Play is one of only a handful of museums in the nation to have a special public library partnership. Our child-focused library is a mini-branch of the Rochester Public Library. Teachers and students who have Monroe County Library cards are welcome to check out books for classroom use and return them to any public library branch in the system.