Monday, March 23, 2009

Rochester, New York: Strong National Museum of Play

Attention kids of all ages: this is a definite must-see stop for those visiting the Rochester area.

The Strong National Museum of Play has a rather ponderous title, but once inside visitors discover this is definitely a first-class attraction. There are all sorts of sections designed to stimulate children, including a tribute to Sesame Street, a reading area, doll collection, etc. An aquarium and butterfly garden are also on the grounds. That's not to mention exhibits designed to answer questions about, um, bodily functions ... like the one pictured above.

The National Toy Hall of Fame was brought in from another museum but fits in well. Some of the inductees are Barbie, Etch-A-Sketch, Lego, etc.

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