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The museum will be open July 4 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Exhibits

Experience educational and intergenerational fun at The Strong Museum.

Our Exhibits

With nearly 150,000 square feet of dynamic, interactive exhibit space, The Strong Museum provides educational fun for kids of all ages.

Stroll down Sesame Street or fight crime with your favorite superheroes. Explore a lush indoor garden filled with butterflies or leap into the pages of the world’s biggest pop-up book. Exciting adventures are around every corner in a museum that runs on imagination.

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Museum Exhibits

The Strong blends the best features of both history museums and children’s museums to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery.

Online Exhibits

Through its online exhibits, The Strong’s historians, curators, librarians, and archivists investigate the history, evolution, and cultural effects of play and playthings.

Featured Exhibits

Discover two floors of hands-on exhibits and countless displays of artifacts of play.

Miniature golf clubs and course with windmill

Short-Term

Playful Putters: The History of Miniature Golf

Through September 2, 2024 Grab a putter and scorecard from the Putt Shack and (putt) put your skills to the test on a nine-hole, indoor minigolf course. Along the way, explore the history of [...]

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High score artifact case

Permanent

ESL Digital Worlds: High Score

Learn about the history and cultural importance of electronic games in ESL Digital Worlds: High Score and see how this medium has changed the way that people play and connect. At a new [...]

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Permanent

ESL Digital Worlds: Level Up

Ready, player! Become part of the game and immerse yourself in video game scenarios at ESL Digital Worlds: Level Up. Grab an RFID bracelet, create an avatar, and earn achievements from The Strong’s [...]

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More Must-See Exhibits

Spend an afternoon or an entire weekend among The Strong museum's two floors of interactive exhibits!

Monopoly case

Permanent

America at Play

Dive into the past and explore more than 300 years of play and pastimes in America at Play—a permanent exhibit at The Strong. Through a blend of rare artifacts and hands-on activities, learn [...]

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Wonder woman statue

Permanent

American Comic Book Heroes

Grab a cape and leap into the world of superheroes with the American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil exhibit at The Strong museum. Explore seven decades of amazing characters who have [...]

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Over sized traffic light

Permanent

Build, Drive, Go

Put imagination into motion and zoom, sail, or fly into the Build, Drive, Go exhibit to explore the history of vehicles of all sorts—from trucks and trains to planes and boats—through three centuries [...]

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Video game controller in front of TV screen

Permanent

eGameRevolution

From the dawn of Pong to today’s hot gamer trends, at eGameRevolution—an original, highly interactive exhibit produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG)—every generation can play its way [...]

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Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden

Enter the lush rain forest environment and walk among hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies that flutter about—and may even land on you! Be sure to visit the chrysalis case and see emerging butterflies.

Halls of Fame

The museum is home to three halls of fame on its second floor.

Experience the cutting-edge Toy Halls of Fame exhibit and go hands-on with the toys beloved by generations. Displays featuring The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductees pair with displays featuring toy industry luminaries recognized by the Toy Association's Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Celebrate the most iconic and influential games of all time—from Pong to Minecraft—in ESL Digital Worlds: High Score.

National Toy Hall of Fame

World Video Game Hall of Fame

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It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.

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Fred Rogers, American television personality, 1928–2003
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