The National Museum of Play® at The Strong offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the power and importance of play in the lives of children and adults. Programs for learning are offered in most subject areas, especially education, psychology, and museum studies.
Groups explore museum exhibit spaces and may engage in presentation, observation, and discussion on a variety of topics including:
- Theory of Multiple Intelligences in museum exhibits
- Emergent Curriculum and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning
- Learning through play
- Elements of Play
- Childhood and adolescent theories of development
- Playful learning experiences aligned with Common Core Learning Standards
- Behind-the-scenes tour of collections storage and exhibits design and fabrication areas of the museum.
Visits are facilitated by a museum educator and last up to an hour. College and university programs include museum admission; groups are encouraged to stay and explore the museum before or after the program. Call 585-263-2700 to plan your visit.
College groups may also explore the museum independently through the museum's two-for-one college student admission program.
Groups interested in examining connections between learning and museum exhibits should pre-register for a complimentary 15-minute museum overview designed for pre-and in-service teachers and led by a museum educator.
Groups must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the visit. To learn more, call 585-263-2700.