The Strong's Educational Philosophy

The Strong’s learning experiences are designed with the following principles in mind:

  • Learners develop concepts and skills through meaningful play.
  • Play supports physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development.
  • Learners should be active participants in guiding their own learning.
  • Each learner is unique, with individual learning preferences and styles.
  • Learning is easier when learners make connections between their experience and new information.
  • Teachers aid learning when they support inquiry.
  • Learning happens best in a stimulating, inviting, and nurturing environment.

All educational experiences provided by the museum use the power of play to enhance learning.