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National Museum of Play, Rochester

National Museum of Play, Rochester (must see)

The National Museum of Play, formerly Strong National Museum of Play, is part of The Strong in Rochester. Established in 1969 and based initially on the personal collection of Rochester native Margaret Woodbury Strong, the museum opened to the public in 1982. Since then it has refined and increased its collections, and expanded twice, in 1997 and 2006. The museum is now one of five Play Partners of The Strong, which is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, and the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, and produces the American Journal of Play.

The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted solely to thestudy of play, and although it is a history museum, it has the interactive characteristics of a children’s museum making it the second largest museum of that type in the United States. The museum includes exhibits that interpret the key elements of play, as well as allow guests to explore the worlds of Sesame Street, the Berenstain Bears, Reading Adventureland, and the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm; Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 12 – 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: National Museum of Play
Sight Location: Rochester, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Rochester, New York

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rochester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Rochester Downtown Introduction Walk

Rochester Downtown Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Eastern Walk of Rochester

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 Km or 4.1 Miles
Brown's Race Historic District Tour

Brown's Race Historic District Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester

Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Religious Tour of Rochester

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles