New York State

Strong National Museum of Play

Otherwise known as The Museum of Play, the Strong Museum offers an assortment of fun, enriching exhibits and activities. Featured exhibits include a mock supermarket, butterflies in the Discovery Garden, a toy hall of fame, a train, and even Muppets, Fraggles, and Beyond: The Jim Henson Collection! A new exhibit, Playing with Politics, shows the satirical side of political campaigning with historical memorabilia, board games and jig- saw puzzles, and more. Plan a field trip to combine play with a specially tailored museum tour on a topic! The museum offers exciting backpack programs for scouts.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester, NY 14607. Monroe County. Tel: 585-263-2700. Website: www.museumofplay.org. Hrs: Mon.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-8PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Art. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Art. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue