My friends—eight blind individuals—and I had an awesome time from the warm greeting upon our arrival through the good-byes upon leaving. We were given detailed descriptions of what artifacts we were “looking” at and were carefully navigated through any obstacles that we came upon. This was an experience none of us will ever forget.
Editor, The Blind Perspective newsletter
I loved seeing the impressive collection of toys at The Strong, including many that I remember from my childhood. There's also a range of nostalgic and interactive exhibits celebrating everything from Sesame Street to superheroes, and even an indoor butterfly garden. You could go back multiple times and not see everything. There's fun for everyone of all generations! What's the sense in being an adult if you can't act like a kid every once in a while?
Marilyn Harvey, President
Breezy Tour & Travel Inc.
The Strong National Museum of Play is fun for all ages. I brought my group of adult/seniors here and gave them two and a half hours to explore, coins in hand. We had a fantastic tour guide who was easy to listen to and shared lots of interesting information. My group then had time on their own to explore. The museum is fun, interactive, and has something for everyone. The video games, pinball machines, grocery store, Sesame Street, and virtual games kept them busy and having fun. It wasn’t uncommon to see a 70-year-old playing next to a 7-year-old. I can’t wait to bring my next group back!
Belinda Grace-Leonard, CTIS
New England Coach
The Strong National Museum of Play is the place to go and revisit all that is best about childhood. Seeing all the toys I had or ever wanted on display brought me immediately back to a time when I was expected to go home as soon as the street lights came on. Whether you have a few hours or an entire day to spend you will never run out of things to see and do. It’s a perfect place for kids and kids at heart.
Director of Tours
The Strong is amazing! Perfect for people of ALL ages and much more than just a place for young kids.
Groups of all ages would be occupied and engaged there for a full day, I'm sure of it.
ISX, Toronto, Canada
The Strong National Museum of Play is my favorite place to be. The Barbie Dolls, etch-a-sketch and board games brought me back to my younger days. The Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers plus the Sesame Street and Berenstain Bears exhibits prompted wonderful memories of times with my children. It's worth the trip from anywhere for families, school groups, and even adults just wanting to be a kid again!!
Maximum Tours, Oceanside, NY
The feedback was so very positive!! Both groups LOVED the Strong and their experience there! The second group was a little apprehensive as when they arrived a bunch of school kids did as well. They were feeling a bit out of place. Until the guide brought them upstairs. Then they fell in love with the nostalgia! And the tour itself! Jocelyne said their guide was amazing! She cannot recall his name but said it was perfect! We will be back!
We are currently planning our 2018 line up so I will be doing my best effort to get more of our customers to see the Strong! At the very least, another mystery tour!
Front Line Tours, Stoney Creek, Ontario