With 100,000 square feet of dynamic, interactive exhibit space, The Strong museum provides educational and intergenerational fun.
Visit the Fidelis Care Gallery to see the latest short-term exhibit.
Invent, construct, and create in The Strong’s 800-square-foot Play Lab on the museum’s first floor (near the Field of Play exhibit). Unlock the educational power of play and enter a playful maker space with daily programming based around monthly themes.
Are you ready for the challenge? The Strong is climbing into the realm of adventure play and building an all-new high ropes course—Skyline Climb. Suspended above the museum’s carousel atrium, adults and kids alike can traverse beams and balance obstacles, maneuver ropes and wobbly bridges, and leap off a zipline platform.
All Museum Exhibits
Troubles, Triumphs, and Trivia: 13 Games about Black History￼
Discover these 13 games that taught Black history through play.View Details
“We Are You”: How Yla Eason’s Olmec Toys Reshaped the Multicultural Toy Market￼
Explore how Yla Eason, a Black mother and Harvard-trained businesswoman, built a company that challenged the toy industry’s standards for multicultural representation.View Details
100 Years of Madame Alexander
Celebrate the legacy of Madame Beatrice Alexander, who founded the Madame Alexander Doll Company in 1923, at a new display on the museum’s first floor. Learn how Alexander changed the toy and doll industries and grew her company into a leading doll manufacturer. Follow the evolution of the brand from the Great Depression to today and see more than 30 dolls from across the decades, including a cloth Alice in Wonderland doll, a Jacqueline Kennedy doll, pioneering fashion doll Cissy, classic […]View Details
Play your way through the history of electronic driving games and experience America’s long fascination with the need for speed at the original Raceway Arcade. Start your engine and zip through the evolution of driving games in this highly interactive and artifact-rich exhibit designed for racing enthusiasts of all ages. Challenge friends to the two-player Daytona USA (1994), three-player Super Sprint (1986), and the two-player favorite Mario Kart Arcade GP2 (2007). Be the first to the finish line in arcade classics such as Out Run (1987) and Cruis’n USA (1994). Grab the wheel in the modern favorite Cruisin’ Blast (2017). View pioneering racing games from The […]View Details
That’s Just How We Roll: A History of the International Gay Bowling Organization
Gay and lesbian bowlers seeking fellowship and fun formed the International Gay Bowling Organization in 1980. Decades later, it is the largest LGBTQ+ sports association anywhere.View Details
Jerry Lawson: The Black Engineer and Entrepreneur Who Changed Video Games
Gerald “Jerry” Lawson changed the way we play by leading the creation of the video game cartridge and founding game developer company Video Soft.View Details
Invent, construct, and create in The Strong’s 800-square-foot Play Lab on the museum’s first floor (near the Field of Play exhibit). Unlock the educational power of play and enter a playful maker space with daily programming based around monthly themes. Every month be introduced to a new topic of inquiry such as printmaking, sound, and circuitry. Gain scaffolding assistance from museum staff and guest creators. Experiment with related tools and equipment such as looms, saws, and Oculus. Take time to create, […]View Details
Is that a Jumeau?
A century before Mattel’s Barbie graced miniature runways, the dollmaker Jumeau provided girls with stylish play companions that showcased French couture and innovation.View Details
Are you ready for the challenge? Jump into the realm of adventure play at The Strong’s all-new high ropes course—Skyline Climb. Suspended above the museum’s carousel atrium, adults and kids alike can traverse beams and balance obstacles, maneuver ropes and wobbly bridges, and leap off a zipline platform. Built by RCI Adventure Products, Skyline Climb consists of two courses geared towards different sizes and skill levels—the Low-Rise Course Powered by M&T Bank for guests below 48 inches in height and the High-Rise for guests 48 […]View Details
It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.”Fred Rogers, American television personality, 1928–2003View More Quotes