The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.

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At The Strong, we believe that play is as essential as the air we breathe. Play boosts mental and physical health for people of all ages and is proven to make children and adults smarter, happier, and healthier. Through Powered by Play: A Campaign for The Strong, we’re creating a bigger and better museum, one that will make playful learning available to hundreds of thousands more people each year—and your support makes it all possible.

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You’re the string on our yo-yo. The game cartridge in our console. In other words, we couldn’t do it without you!

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The Strong museum invites guests and members to support the Powered by Play Campaign by dedicating one of the amazing new OLED butterflies that will light-up the new welcome atrium.

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Mary Valentine—a museum trustee, long-time philanthropic supporter, and great friend to many at The Strong—sadly passed away recently at the age of 74. While many museum guests never had the chance to experience her bright smile, Mary has impacted everyone who has visited The Strong in one way or another.

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Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

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Kay Redfield Jamison, Contemporary American professor of psychiatry

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Become a champion for play and help make a difference in the lives of the children and families who play, learn, and grow with The Strong.