College and University Programs

The Strong offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the power and importance of play in the lives of children and adults. Programs are offered at the museum or at a college or university in a variety of subject areas, including education, psychology, and museum studies.  

Custom Programs

Museum educators can create custom programs to uniquely suit particular college or university class needs. Custom program prices vary. Offerings include, but are not limited to:  

The Reggio Emilia Approach in Action

Discover how The Strong’s Woodbury School implements the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.

Learning Through Play

Explore teaching and learning through play in four areas of child development—social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Meet with a museum professional to learn more about the museum’s world-renowned collection of toys, games, dolls, electronic games, and other items related to play; design and fabrication; and The Strong’s unparalleled play-related library and archive materials.

Field Trips

College and university groups may explore the museum independently to focus on areas of interest such as the connections between play and learning, how children engaged in different types of play, how play is represented in our cultural history, and more. College and university​ field trips cost $13 per person and include full-day museum admission.

Reservation Policy

Groups must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the visit. To learn more, call 585-263-2700. In advance of visiting The Strong, college and university groups must file a group visit request, submit a visit plan, and review museum guidelines with students.

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