Visit the Ultimate Play Destination
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.
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Rediscover old memories and make new ones with a trip the family will remember for a lifetime.
Your Childhood is Closer than You Think.
The Strong is the ultimate play destination for all ages! With 100,000 square feet of dynamic, interactive exhibit space, The Strong museum provides entertaining, educational, and unforgettable intergenerational fun.
American Comic Book Heroes
Grab a cape and leap into the world of superheroes with the American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil exhibit at The Strong museum. Explore seven decades of amazing characters who have […]View Details
Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street?
Step into the world’s most famous neighborhood at The Strong museum. Travel through five delightful decades of the iconic Sesame Street children’s television series. Dozens of interactive components invite families to explore concepts about letters, […]View Details
Are you ready for the challenge? Jump into the realm of adventure play at The Strong’s all-new high ropes course—Skyline Climb. Suspended above the museum’s carousel atrium, adults and kids alike can traverse beams […]View Details
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Learn how to Dungeon Master (8+)
You’ve explored the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and now you’re ready to lead adventures of your own. Learn how to bring a Dungeons & Dragons campaign to life with the expertise […]Continue Reading
Canstruction Display: Fads Through the Ages
Canstruction® is a unique nonprofit organization that holds annual competitions to design and build giant sculptures made from canned food. At the close of the competition, all canned food is donated to Foodlink. […]Continue Reading
Recent Museum News and Press
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The Strong announces the 12 finalists for the 2022 National Toy Hall of Fame: bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Lite-Brite, Nerf Toys, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O, Spirograph, and […]Continue Reading
Local play not-for-profit Generation Two (G2) to merge with The Strong National Museum of Play.Continue Reading
Explore Our Collections
The Strong owns and cares for the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, other electronic games, books, documents, and other historical materials related to play.
Access thousands of objects from the museum’s online database.
Search design documents, personal papers, and other archival materials.
Explore periodicals, books, comic books, and other holdings from The Strong’s research library.
On-site Collections Access
Thousands of artifacts from The Strong’s collections are available to researchers by appointment.
In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior. In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.”Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist, 1896–1934View More Quotes
Visit a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.