Tour Operators

The Strong is Western New York’s largest cultural attraction. Open year round and easily accessible from the New York State Thruway and regional expressways, The Strong offers motor coach drop off and pickup and group check- in. Groups can enjoy two floors—100,000 square feet!—of interactive exhibit spaces, butterfly garden, a museum shop, a food court and restaurant, free Wi-Fi, ATM, and exceptional guest services. 

Museum Amenities

The Strong is pleased to offer outstanding guest services and a variety of amenities that enhance the museum experience.

Playful Shopping

In addition to souvenirs, the museum’s Everything for Play! shop offers a huge selection of puzzles, crafts, educational games, and toys featured in The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame. Motor coach guests and their drivers receive a discount in the museum shop.

Group-friendly Dining

The Strong offers a variety of dining options—Pizza Hut Express, Taco Bell Express, SubwayTM, and Louie’s Sweet Shoppe—in its bright and spacious food court. Classic American fare—burgers, hot dogs, fries, and more—is available at the Bill Gray’s Restaurant in the vintage Skyliner Diner. Groups may dine at their leisure or arrange for vouchers. Private catering is also available.

Parking

The Strong offers ample, complimentary motor coach parking on-site.

VIP Services and Packages

The Strong welcomes groups by appointment. Guided tours of key exhibits and artifacts are available for an additional fee. The Strong can also customize experiences that include train or carousel rides, game tokens, catered meals, and private viewings in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Also see, special senior event days.

Travel Times

Baltimore, MD—6 hours
Boston, MA—6 hours
Cleveland, OH—4 hours
Columbus OH—6.5 hours
Erie, PA—3 hours
Harrisburg, PA—4.5 hours
Hudson Valley (Albany, NY)—3.5 hours
Montreal, Canada—5.5 hours
Newark, NJ—5.5 hours
New York, NY—5.5 hours
Niagara Falls, USA—1.5 hours
Ottawa, ON—4.5 hours
Philadelphia, PA—5.5 hours
Pittsburgh, PA—4.5 hours
Syracuse, NY—1.5 hours
Toronto, Canada—3 hours
Washington, DC—6.5 hours

Book Travel

For more information contact Karen Dodson at 585-410-6359 or kdodson@museumofplay.org. Ask about packages with nearby hotels, restaurants, and other attractions.