ROCHESTER, New York—Do you have a favorite toy that deserves to join the likes of Tonka Trucks, Monopoly, Slinky, Rubik’s Cube, and other classic playthings enshrined in The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame? The deadline for nominations is soon approaching and toy lovers everywhere are urged to voice their choices for induction this coming November. To nominate a favorite classic toy, visit toyhalloffame.org/nominate or mail your selection to: The Strong, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607. Submissions for nominations must be received by Sunday, […]
ROCHESTER, NY—Generation Two (G2), a not-for-profit that delivers child-directed play into area classrooms, will merge with The Strong National Museum of Play. G2, which was founded in 2002 by psychologist Dr. Bruce Gilberg, provides one-on-one play experiences to kindergarten students in eight classrooms at select Greece, East Rochester, and Rochester schools. (Prior to the pandemic, G2 delivered programs in 24 classrooms for kindergarten through second grade.)
“G2 has long been a local leader in the field of play experiences and in […]
ROCHESTER, NY—In partnership with the Rochester Area Community Foundation and Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, The Strong is pleased to offer free general admission and parking on Saturday, June 18, in celebration of Juneteenth. The event is part of a larger, community celebration beginning at the nearby Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. (Learn more about the full day’s festivities and history of Juneteenth: ROC Juneteenth Celebration Returns to MLK Park.)
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the […]
ROCHESTER, NY—The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted children’s routines, diminished their opportunities to play, added to their emotional burdens, and increased their stress dramatically, according to Lynn Borenstein, an instructor at—and supervisor of—the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Education Program (PEP) and an emeritus member of faculty at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. To complicate matters further, the pandemic pushed the therapy that so many children rely upon into teletherapy, removing the safe and comfortable environment of an office. […]
ROCHESTER, New York—It’s official! Ms. Pac-Man gobbled up the competition. Dance Dance Revolution hit the beat. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time completed the adventure. And Sid Meier’s Civilization made history. These four iconic games—which have influenced popular culture and the video game industry—today joined the World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong National Museum of Play. They emerged from a field of finalists that also included Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the […]
NOTE: Member early opening at 9 a.m. May 14 & 15!
ROCHESTER, NY—Kids and families can now play and save the day with the heroic PAW Patrol pups at the brand-new PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibit, opening at The Strong on May 14. Based on the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which is produced by Spin Master Entertainment and airs on Nickelodeon, this interactive exhibit gives kids and their grownups an opportunity to run rescue missions and work together to overcome […]
ROCHESTER, New York—The Strong National Museum of Play and the beloved Spirograph brand have teamed up to present April School Break activities at the museum from April 15 to 24. Spirograph, which is celebrating 57 years of creativity with its iconic geometric drawing device, will be onsite at the museum with a special display featuring information about its history, a community-style art project, and more.
“Spirograph has a long history as a creative toy and artistic tool allowing generations of aspiring […]
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ROCHESTER, NY— Invent. Construct. Create. The Strong today unveiled a new, 800-square-foot maker space, the Play Lab, on the museum’s first floor (near the Field of Play exhibit). The space invites guests to unlock the educational power of play and enter a playful hub with daily programming based around monthly themes. The Play Lab, included with general admission fees, will be open Saturday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 11 a.m. […]
The following 12 electronic games are finalists for 2022 induction into The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York. The inductees will be announced virtually by The Strong museum on Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m.
Assassin’s Creed: Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed debuted in 2007 as a sequel to the popular Prince of Persia franchise but quickly stood on its own. The open-world, action-adventure game offered players a world of hidden artifacts, secret societies, and stealthy assassins with […]
ROCHESTER, New York—Which video games will make it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this May? Can Minesweeper clear the field? Will Dance Dance Revolution hit the beat? Can Ms. Pac-Man gobble up the competition? Is NBA Jam a slam dunk? Will Assassin’s Creed battle to the end? Or can Sid Meier’s Civilization rise above the rest?
The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, today announced the 12 finalists for induction: Assassin’s Creed, Candy […]