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National Museum Of Play Rochester

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National Museum Of Play
One Manhattan Square
Rochester
NY
14607
Tel: 585-263-2700

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The National Museum of Play® is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play! The museum blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) and provides families, children, adults, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others a multitude of offerings. Independent and not-for-profit, The Strong is situated in Rochester, New York, where it houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. These enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.
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    Facts are it is expensive! I never understood why places like this are so expensive for the adults?? When there isnt really much to play for adults. .. Besides the video games area (for the big kids) .
    ****I was disappointed that you pay soo much*** and then you pay extra!!! Extra for the train ride, extra for the butterflies extra ect ect ect (expect a few things on top of the pricey admittance price) ......The price should be for everything,once you are there.
    BUT we went for The kids, overall had a good time.. we rushed thru.. like anyone...Read More

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    Wonderful place to visit highly recommend membership... if you live in the area have children you will visit more than once a year!

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    All was very wonderful. Except mt e mail of the climbing site did not forward to me. Sad. Very good visit will be back mid August with 2 other grandchildren

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    We had a great family time there.
    I could show my kids all of the toys and games which we played with them when we were kids, which reminded me my childhood.
    The arcade there is great, exactly the popular arcade games which we used to play when we were kids.
    it's only 3 hours away from Toronto, and 90 minutes drive from the boarder, I'm waiting for the next time that i will visit the place again.

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    Love this place. I think as adults my friends & I have more fun than our kids! Always a great day at the strong!

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by L. Green

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Facts are it is expensive! I never understood why places like this are so expensive for the adults?? When there isnt really much to play for adults. .. Besides the video games area (for the big kids) .
****I was disappointed that you pay soo much*** and then you pay extra!!! Extra for the train ride, extra for the butterflies extra ect ect ect (expect a few things on top of the pricey admittance price) ......The price should be for everything,once you are there.
BUT we went for The kids, overall had a good time.. we rushed thru.. like anyone who can only go for the day.. There is alot there. This place is absolutely made for the kids now a days.... Personally I was done before we finished*** .... I was way over stimulated and just tired. Im not quite sure why we have to turn all the kids, today into look at this.. ok thats enough.. next type of kids...
I think it be better if you lived here.. to just get a family pass and go to your fav area and spend a bit there and come back another day....
BUT being from Canada we trooped on as best as we could.
Overall it was good, the kids did enjoy the grocery area, Bernstein Bear section, The boat the tree house... My middle enjoyed the big sandbox .. whatever it is pit... .. UNTIL the (end of the day parade).... When An employee was way too close to me with the large wooden cart that carries the shakers +++ and ran the back of my feet over :(!!!!!! She was very apologetic... As you would be.. when a person is in tears with layers of skin off the back of her feet!!! A bunch of people came got me ice... bandages., took report.. We got a free pass which was nice.. BUT I live 4 hours away.. so chances are IM NOT GOING BACK!!!! I told them that.. All I wanted was a refund (for me that day) and they would not give it to me ....... I cancelled my rest of the stay there and went home.. for 3 days after I couldnt wear closed shoes.... and the first day could barely move my foot.... An ok day was ruined very very quickly.. and the rest of my trip was definitely ruined for my family and friends.. disappointed and hurt people we went back to Canada right after.... Although Im sure only a small amount of ppl get hurt here... This was the employees fault and they really should have been more fair on compensation.. I wasnt asking for much.. I didnt even want the free pass ... I dont even know where it is now.

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