Museum News

Toy hall of fame inductees
November 5, 2020

The Strong inductees Jenga, Baby Nancy, and Sidewalk Chalk into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

October 2, 2020

Readers of City Newspaper name The Strong the "Best Family Friendly Attraction" in Rochester. 

2020 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists
September 9, 2020

The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2020: Baby Nancy, bingo, Breyer Horses, Jenga, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Risk, sidewalk chalk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi, and Yahtzee.

August 26, 2020

The Strong launches of the Strong School Club to help working parents in need of a of a safe, supervised space for their child’s remote learning.

July 21, 2020

Readers of the Rochester Business Journal name The Strong the "Best Museum" and "Best Culural Attraction" in Rochester. 

Kids Out and About 2020
July 17, 2020 readers vote The Strong museum as the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area.

Humanities New York
June 25, 2020

Humanities New York awards The Strong with $10,000 through the CARES Emergency Relief grant.

National Esports Association
June 23, 2020

The National Esports Association partners with The Strong to recreate the museum in Minecraft for its Build Your Community project. 

World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees
June 18, 2020

The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2020: Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest, and Minecraft.


Beyond The Oregon Trail Online Exhibit
May 14, 2020

The Strong launches Beyond The Oregon Trail: Six PC Franchises that Helped Us Learn online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 

May 7, 2020

The Strong receives prototypes from the late Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system. 

Ten Iconic Balls
April 30, 2020

The Strong launches Ten Iconic Balls that Made Play Shake, Bounce, and Roll online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.