Bear Necessities: The World of Muffy VanderBear

Explore the rich history of Muffy VanderBear—the smallest member of the fashionably dressed and collectible VanderBear family (named after the Vanderbilts) of plush toys—at the Bear Necessities: The World of Muffy VanderBear display opening at The Strong® museum.

  • View dozens of examples of Muffy through the years in a range of whimsical outfits and historical, such as The Queen of Hearts, Princess and the Pea-themed Muffy, and Muffy Mozart.
  • See Muffy’s international attire representing the cultures of China, Germany, Holland, and Japan.
  • View holiday-themed Muffy’s, as well as ornaments and figurines, and collectibles including Muffy Club exclusives and a Muffy 20th anniversary bear.
  • Meet some of Muffy’s pals, including her best friend, Hoppy VanderHare; her dog, Lulu MacFluff; and her cat, Purrlie.

Bear Necessities: The World of Muffy VanderBear remains on view through June 12, 2017, and is included in general museum admission fees.