Hours and Admission Fees

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).

Museum Hours

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

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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

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Age 2 and older: $20
Under age 2: Free
Members: $4



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.

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.

ACM Reciprocal Admission Program

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.

Gift 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.