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Strong National Museum of Play

1 Manhattan Sq. Dr., Rochester, New York

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  • Little kids (3-5)
  • Big kids (6-8)
  • Tweens (9-12)
  • Teens (13+)
Visited: February 2013 | Submitted: Mar 19, 2013 | I traveled with little kids (3-5), big kids (6-8), tweens (9-12) and teens (13+)

Great place for all ages

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The Strong is a wonderful place for families to visit. There are numerous sections to review and there is something to learn around every corner. You can see popular items as the Wegmans store and Sesame Street or venture to the Reading Adventureland and get lost in activities based on all the classic book genres. Everything is hands-on. There are smaller spaces (similar to sandboxes, without the sand) for little ones to play. Upstairs there is a dance floor and large arcade area for the older kids. As much fun as it is to play with the smaller kids I enjoyed sharing "the toys I grew up with" with the older kids. This museum reminds us that play is for everyone.

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There are a variety of fast food options in the museum but no food/drink is allowed in the main part of the museum so if your child is used to having an easy to grab snack on hand you may have to plan something else. The gift shops are FULL of wonderful items. If you have no intentions of buying things steer clear because it is hard to get kids out of there. You will need extra cash for carousel, train ride and arcade games.

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