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CROWDRISE : Jul 02, 2014
Tax ID: 16-0954168
BASED: Rochester, NY, United States


The Importance of Play

The Strong explores play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.

A cornerstone of Rochester, New York's cultural landscape for more than 30 years, The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play. 

With more than 100,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space and the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, electronic games, and historical materials related to play, The Strong works to ensure that our community understands the importance of play in human development and learning. The Strong is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play.

Play sharpens minds and boosts creativity. It helps people grow and keeps them healthy. When children play, they learn to solve problems, make decisions, express ideas, and recognize boundaries. Children who play do better in school and become more successful adults.

Tax ID: 16-0954168 •


Play Ball 2016: The Strong

Play Ball 2016: The Strong

Amount Raised:



107% Raised of $5,000 Goal