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The Strong National Museum of Play is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.
Half off general admission first Friday of each month after 4 p.m.
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The Strong Museum is the ultimate play destination for all ages! With 100,000 square feet of dynamic, interactive exhibit space, The Strong provides entertaining, educational, and unforgettable intergenerational fun.
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 through the history of video games.
Let your imagination soar! Be an astronaut, rescue pilot, construction worker, actor, and more in The Strong’s original, permanent Imagination Destination exhibit. Role-play in inspiring spaces bursting with physical challenges, such as a rescue helicopter, construction site, rocket ship, and theater.
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, words, numbers, inclusion, and diversity.
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The Strong announces 12 finalists for the 2023 World Video Game Hall of Fame.
The Strong Museum has launched two new online exhibits, “We are You”: How Yla Eason’s Olmec Toys Reshaped the Multicultural Toy Market and Troubles, Triumphs, and Trivia: 13 Games about Black History as part of Google Arts & Culture’s Black History and Culture hub.
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.
Thousands of artifacts from The Strong’s collections are available to researchers by appointment.
Become a champion for play and help make a difference in the lives of the children and families who play, learn, and grow with The Strong.
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.