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.
Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit
Step into the pages of beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle’s Very series of picture books—including the iconic Very Hungry Caterpillar. Meet five special insects and take a journey of discovery with recuring […]View Details
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
From the dawn of Pong to today’s hot gamer trends, at eGameRevolution—an original, highly interactive exhibit produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG)—every generation can play its way […]View Details
Recent Museum News and Press
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The Strong welcomes American Girl Dolls, Risk, and Sand into the National Toy Hall of Fame.Continue Reading
The Strong is climbing into the realm of adventure play and building an all-new high ropes course—Skyline Climb—slated to open November 26, 2021.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.
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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.