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.
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
PAW Patrol: Adventure Play
Through September 11, 2022 Save the day with the heroic PAW Patrol pups at the all-new PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibit, presented in The Strong’s Fidelis Care Gallery. Run rescue missions and work together […]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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Fidelis Care Backpack Program
Join Fidelis Care New York and other community partners on August 26, 12:30- 3:30 p.m., for a back-to-school event at The Strong! To get kids excited for the new school year, the Fidelisaurus […]Continue Reading
String Art Workshop in the Play Lab
Join us for a hands-on string art workshop in The Strong Museum’s Play Lab. Create a one-of-a-kind work of art using hammers, nails, and yarn to take home, all while getting firsthand experience using […]Continue Reading
Recent Museum News and Press
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Local play not-for-profit Generation Two (G2) to merge with The Strong National Museum of Play.Continue Reading
The Strong launches Jerry Lawson: The Black Engineer and Entrepreneur Who Changed Video Games, an online exhibit, on Google Arts & Culture. Gerald “Jerry” Lawson changed the way we play by leading the […]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.