Museum News

September 15, 2021

The National Toy Hall of Fame announces the 12 finalists for induction: American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Risk, sand, The Settlers of Catan, and toy fire engine. 

July 23, 2021

KidsOutandAbout names The Strong the top spot to take kids in the Rochester region. 

June 21, 2021

Ed Smith, an engineer who worked on the APF MP-1000 (1978) video game console and Imagination Machine (1979), tours the musuem's video game collections. 

June 15, 2021

Fellowship recipient Neil Lerner from Davidson College in North Carolina visits The Strong to research the sounds of pinball machines. 

June 8, 2021

Fellowship recipient Kate Willaert visits The Strong to research playable female protagonists in video games from 1980 to 1989.

June 4, 2021

The Strong publishes the latest issue of its peer-reviewed American Journal of Play

May 23, 2021

Fellowship recipient Krystal Starke, a doctoral student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, examines The Strong's collections to inform a dissertation on play-based learning in children with autism. 

May 21, 2021

USA Today readers name The Strong one of the top 10 family museums in the United States. 

May 6, 2021

The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Animal Crossing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, StarCraft, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? into the class of 2021.

April 21, 2021

The Strong breaks ground on phase two of its major expansion project. 

March 18, 2021

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame announces the 12 finalists for induction: Animal Crossing, Call of Duty, FarmVille, FIFA International Soccer, Guitar Hero, Mattel Football, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Pole Position, Portal, StarCraft, Tron, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

March 10, 2021

The Strong participates in Music, Makers & Machines, a virtual exhibit experience about the history of electronic music through Google Arts & Culture and YouTube.