Membership

The Strong is the ultimate play destinationTM and a membership to The Strong is the ultimate way to experience over 100,000 square feet of dynamic, hands-on, interactive exhibit space. Become a member today! 

How Do I Purchase a Membership?

  1. ​Order or renew online by clicking the membership level name you would like to purchase in the chart below (you can begin using your membership as soon as your payment processes).
  2. At the museum admissions desk (print an application for quicker service).
  3. Over the phone by calling 585-263-2700 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  4. Print an application and mail or fax it to the membership team at the museum.

Gift Memberships

Any membership level can be made into a gift by checking the box labeled THIS IS A GIFT (select the level you would like to purchase from the chart below). If you would like to renew a gift membership online, fill-out the online form as if you were purchasing a new gift membership. Your payment will automatically connect to your existing gift membership and renew it for another year—the member won't lose any time by renewing early.

Basic

Benefits include:

  • FREE general museum admission for one year
  • Complimentary carousel/train punch card
  • $1 general admission discount for guests
  • $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
  • 10% discount in the museum shop
  • FREE member newsletter and email updates

Basic (2 adults and up to 4 children) $124

Basic 5 (2 adults and up to 5 children) $144

Basic 6 (2 adults and up to 6 children) $164

Patron

Includes All Basic Benefits, PLUS:

  • 4 general museum admission tickets
  • 4 Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden tickets
  • ACM Reciprocal Network Discount of 50% off
    up to 6 people at participating museums

Patron (2 adults and up to 4 children) $165

Patron 5 (2 adults and up to 5 children) $185

Patron 6 (2 adults and up to 6 children) $205

 

Enhance Your Membership

These membership upgrades increase the flexibility and value of your membership. Upgrade your membership at any time. Limit one add-on per membership and one use per day. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on enhancing your membership.

  • Add-a-Guest ($40) This upgrade allows members to bring one guest free-of-charge when visiting the museum. The guest does not need to be the same person each time this feature is used. An adult not named to the membership may use this feature to bring the member’s children to the museum without the named adult member present. Membership card must be presented at the time of admission.

  • Nanny Card ($40) An extra card can be issued with your nanny or caregiver’s name so they can escort your children to the museum. Nanny must be 18 years or older and care for your children only. Limit one nanny card per membership. Nanny must provide photo ID at each visit. The nanny card currently cannot be purchased online. If you are interested in this option, please visit the museum admissions desk or contact the membership office.

Upper-Level Membership

Interested in providing additional financial support to The Strong while receiving a unique suite of benefits? Consider purchasing an upper-level membership, Benefactor, Sustaining, Leading, and Presidential.

Questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page, email us at membership@museumofplay.org, or call the membership office at 585-263-2700 ext. 254. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Membership Terms and Conditions

Membership may not be shared by multiple households or used by daycare or babysitting services. Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. Photo ID and membership cards are required at each museum visit. Fees and benefits are subject to change without notice. Name changes will incur a $5 processing fee along with proof of residency and surrendering of old membership cards (limit 1). This membership is a revocable license for the member and permitted guests. Parking is available at the museum during regular museum hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Members and permitted guests are subject to the rules and regulations of The Strong. Members and guests assume all risks and dangers of personal injury, property damage, and other hazards incidental or in any way related to the visit, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the visit and releases The Strong, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from any and all liability for same arising from the visit. The Strong reserves the right to expel from the premises any person and/or revoke the membership, without refund, of any member where the presence or conduct of the member or guest is deemed objectionable by the The Strong in its sole discretion, or who fails to comply with any and all security measures and applicable laws. The Strong reserves the right to limit articles brought onto the premises, and to limit large bags and similar items. Flash photography is prohibited; and still and video images may not be reproduced for commercial use without written consent from The Strong.