The Strong Museum | Kids Out and About Rochester

The Strong Museum

One Manhattan Square
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-263-2700
43° 9' 9.8784" N, 77° 36' 2.5524" W
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Noelle McElrath-Hart
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A national museum of play, right in our back yard! Voted a top place to take kids in Rochester by KOA readers.

The Strong National Museum of Play is the region’s largest year-round family attraction and the only museum in the world devoted to the importance of play.

Fun for all ages, the museum was voted on the list of Top 20 Places to Bring Kids in Rochester!

The museum has more than 150,000 square feet of dynamic, hands-on exhibits space.

Guests can save the metropolis from evil-doers in the American Comic Book Heroes exhibit, shop in a kid-sized Wegmans Super Kids Market, meet Big Bird and Elmo on Sesame Street, travel Down a Sunny Dirt Road to meet The Berenstain Bears®, and enjoy so much more.

The Strong museum also features family-friendly activities, outstanding guest service, and amenities including the Elaine Wilson Carousel, the Strong Express Train, and a shop.

For more information or to plan your visit, call 585-263-2700.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

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The Strong School Club

The Strong museum is excited to offer a program for working parents in need of a safe, supervised space for their child’s remote learning. The Strong School Club offers students in grades 1 through 5 an environment to attend their virtual school lessons, work on assignments and projects, and complete their homework in socially distant settings adhering to the museum’s Play Nice and Safe Play policies.

The Strong School Club offers 2, 3, 4, or 5 day a week options for families for the 10-week period from September 14 to November 20. The club runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early Drop-off at 7:45 a.m. and after-care pick-up until 5:30 p.m. is available. Click here for more information and to register.

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Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School