The Strong museum is open 362 days a year. In 2018, the museum will be closed on October 26 (The Play Ball gala), November 22 (Thanksgiving Day), and December 25 (Christmas Day).
Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Scholars, students, collectors, and others may request an appointment to conduct research on site during professional business hours to examine The Strong’s world renowned collections of toys, dolls, board games, video games, other electronic games, and play-related materials.
General Museum Admission
|Age 2 and older:||$15|
|Under age 2:||Free|
|Members:||Free with current membership card and photo ID|
|ACM reciprocal members:||50% general admission discount for up to six people|
General Museum Admission with Butterfly Garden
|Age 2 and older:||$20|
|Under age 2:||Free|
All guests age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card.
Discounts may be available for group admission.
The museum offers matinee pricing on general admission from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the school year with some exceptions. Matinee admission is not available on Fridays, weekends, holidays, or during school breaks. Matinee pricing is not available from July 1 through Labor Day and may not be combined with any other discount.
Age 2 and older:
Under age 2:
Two-For-One College Student Discount
The museum offers two-for-one general admission to students with current college ID. (Both students must present valid ID.)
Active-Duty Military and Veteran Discount
The museum offers a $2 discount on general admission fees to active-duty United States military personnel and veterans (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and National Guard) and up to five immediate family members who present appropriate and valid identification.
April 28: Month of the Military Child Recognition Day. Learn more.
Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden Admission
Due to limited capacity, entry to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is by ticket only. Museum hosts welcome ticket holders into the garden on regular intervals.
Through the museum’s participation in the ACM Reciprocal Network, The Strong provides a 50% general admission discount for up to six guests who show a valid membership card with the ACM Reciprocal Network logo and a photo ID. May not be combined with any other discount and only applies to general museum admission (no other admission packages). For more information and a list of participating museums, please visit childrensmuseums.org then click Search Now. The museum will not refund admission for guests that do not have a valid membership card with ACM Reciprocal Network logo at the time of admission.
Admission to The Strong museum makes the perfect gift! Choose from general admission or general admission plus Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden using the buttons above. Gift memberships are also available.