National Museum of Play, Rochester, New York
One Manhattan Square, Rochester, New York 14607| Map |
The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted solely to the study of play, and though it's technically a history museum, its interactive features make it the second largest children museum in the United States. The museum features exhibits that chronicle and explore the distinguishing traits of play; here, kids can enter the worlds of Sesame Street, the Berenstain Bears, Reading Adventureland, and the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. eGameRevolution, the first permanent video game exhibit in the country, allows kids to learn about what goes into the creation of video games and some of the industry's history, while One History Place takes children on a voyage through the past into 19th century American life. Each attraction is educational, informative, and entertaining. A food court has been recently added that offers fast food options as well as old-fashioned ice cream at Louie's Sweet Shoppe.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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Admission is free for members. Convenient, on-site parking.
Address: One Manhattan Square, Rochester, New York 14607| Map
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 am - 5 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am - 8 pm, Sunday Noon - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults (16+): $13; Children (2-15): $11; Children under 2: Free; Seniors (62+): $12 More Info