Museum News

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. 

April 20, 2020

The Strong launches an online exhibit, Five Board Games that Changed Play, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

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. 

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.)