Hours and Admission
All guests must enter through The Strong’s Howell Street entrance.
Saturday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Age 2 and older
Under age 2: FREE
Admission + Butterfly Garden
Age 2 and older
Under age 2: FREE
Give the Gift of Play
A day of playful memories makes the best gift! Purchase individual tickets to The Strong museum as a gift for the special people in your life. Tickets are good for one year and provide a full day of educational fun for kids of all ages.
Group Admission Information
For school groups, field trips, reunions, youth outings, day-care trips, summer camps, and bus tours.
Backpack experiences perfect for Girl Scout, Cub Scout, and Boy Scout troops.
Educational and entertaining programs for adults age 55 and older.
Guests are not required to purchase tickets online before visiting. Tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk upon arrival. However, purchasing online before visiting will speed up the check-in process.
All guests age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Scholars, students, collectors, and others may request an appointment to conduct research on site to examine The Strong’s collections. The museum is closed for Play Ball (October 21), Thanksgiving (November 25), and Christmas Day (December 25).
Everyone who abides by the Play Nice Policy is welcome at the Strong. The Strong reserves the right to refuse service or revoke access to any guests that the staff believe negatively impact this safe environment. Read The Strong’s Play Nice Policy.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Discount
The museum offers a discount on general admission fees to New York State residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Each guest showing a NY State Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and matching personal identification may purchase admission for him/herself and up to three additional guests at $5 per person. This reduced price may not be combined with any other discount and is not applicable on butterfly garden tickets, advanced sale tickets, or any other museum events. Discount not available online.
Active-Duty Military and Veteran Discount
The museum offers a $5 discount on general admission fees to active-duty United States military personnel and veterans (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and National Guard) and their immediate family members who present appropriate and valid identification. May not be combined with any other discount. Discount not available online.
College Student Discount
The museum offers a $5 discount on general admission fees to students with current college ID. May not be combined with any other discount. Discount not available online.
Group Admission Rates
Please visit the group offerings page to learn more about group admission rates. Discount not available online.
Museum Mondays for Seniors
On Mondays, adults age 55 and over receive admission to the museum AND Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for $13. Order Tickets Online.
ACM Reciprocal Admission Program
Through the museum’s participation in the ACM Reciprocal Network, The Strong provides a 50% general admission discount for up to six guests who show a valid membership card with the ACM Reciprocal Network logo and a photo ID. May not be combined with any other discount and does not apply to butterfly garden tickets. For a list of participating museums, please visit childrensmuseums.org then click Search Now. The museum will not refund admission for guests that do not have a valid membership card with ACM Reciprocal Network logo at the time of admission. Discount not available online.