Museum News

2020 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists
March 19, 2020

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame names the 12 finalists for 2020: Bejeweled, Centipede, Frogger, GoldenEye 007, Guitar Hero, King’s Quest, Minecraft, NBA Jam, Nokia Snake, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

10Best Readers' Choice
February 28, 2020

USA Today 10Best names The Strong a top 10 children's museum in North America in its Readers' Choice Awards. 

Carol Spencer
February 27, 2020

Barbie fashion designer and author Carol Spencer visits The Strong’s world-class collection of dolls and toys.  

February 12, 2020

The Strong's scholar-in-residence and Rochester Institute of Technology professor Stephen Jacobs (left) visits Stern Pinball in Chicago. (RIT offers a pinball history and design class in partnership with The Strong.)


February 6, 2020

The Strong publishes Play: A Basic Pathway to the Self by noted play scholar Thomas Henricks, professor emeritus at Elon University. 

Mary Valentine
January 23, 2020

Museum trustee and long-time supporter Mary Valentine pledges a gift of $1 million to Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong. 

Wolk Admission Rendering
December 18, 2019

The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation pledge $500,000 to Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong and will name the admission area in The Strong's expansion.

Making Monopoly Online Exhibit
December 18, 2019

The Strong launches Making Monopoly online exhibit in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 

D&C Reader's Choice
December 4, 2019

Democrat and Chronicle readers name The Strong museum the gold standard for indoor amusement in Rochester. 

Paychex Theater
November 13, 2019

The Strong renames newly rennovated theater the "Paychex Theater."

2019 National Toy Hall of Fame
November 7, 2019

The National Toy Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2019: Matchbox Cars, Magic: The Gathering, and coloring book.

Best of Rochester 2019
October 23, 2019

City Newspaper readers name The Strong museum Rochester's best local family-friendly attraction.