Strong National Museum of Play

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I went to the Strong National Museum of Play.  This museum is a great way for young kids and adults to learn and play.  The museum is very interactive, and the way the museum is set up is like a make-believe world, portraying real life toys and history. The design of the museum is very colorful and attractive.  They have different exhibits with different attractions for all personality types.  In this picture you can see in the far back left there is a rock climbing wall, which represents a way of exercise and overcoming challenges, such as problem-solving.  The yellow, cylinder cage in the photo is an interactive model that demonstrates how gravity works.  The car models in the front of the photo is a racing game for kids to play in to learn about speed.  I think this museum is great for children because it teaches kids through play.  Being interactive is a great way for kids to learn. The museum forces you to be imaginative and even being a 21-year-old college student, I was still amazed and intrigued by each exhibit.

 

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5 thoughts on “Strong National Museum of Play

  1. Like you said, most of the exhibits at the Strong museum are interactive and very colorful. I think this is important for a museum to utilize these aspects to appeal to kids. Kids are usually not as interested as adults in most museums that just have exhibits with descriptions that go along with them. Interactive exhibits are much more interesting and fun for kids, and create an environment where they can learn a lot about the subject. I’ve been to the Strong museum a few times with my family and my niece and nephew love going through the place and they are always interested in learning more about the subjects in each exhibit. They ask a lot of questions about what they are learning about and they might even find a new interest or hobby to take up. I think that the Strong museum does a great job of balancing fun with learning, which is a very difficult task.

  2. I used to go to Strong almost every day when I was younger. I haven’t gone since I was 10 years old. This image really makes me want to go back to the museum and see what has changed. From what I remembered, the place was big. Every section/room always had a theme. I appreciate how big each section is just because of how many children who love to run around. The things that the museums are definitely interactive. I remember learning what morse code was from an interactive display there. Strong also has a lot of colorful displays to attract the attention of children who are just naturally attracted to bright colors such as red, blue, yellow and green. It’s definitely a good place for children to learn about how the world around them works.

  3. Yeah so true with Strong. Interactions with exhibits everywhere.This museum hits a large target audiences. I always enjoyed the museum, didn’t they used to have a Wegmans replica layout? Like Strong, I think there needs to be more color in exhibits all around, white is great, but different interior designs and ways to interact can enhance the learning of artists display.

  4. I love Strong National Museum of play. When I first visited this place, I wished I had this kind of place nearby when I was young. All of my friends’ babies loved them, and I had to run around the place, chasing them to make sure that they are not getting lost and not hurt. Places like strong museum where not only a good place to visit but also a great place for children are very unique, and we should let people know more about them.

  5. Strong Museum of play is such a great space for every demographic. Some might say its target audience is children but I went there not too long ago and had a blast with their older toy section. Some of which are the ones from our childhood like tamagotchis that I just refuse are old enough to be there. Nonetheless, this is a great space that helps children learn to experience the world around them. They make everything so bright and colorful that it encourages people to interact with the display thus keeping them interested in whats being shown to them; something many other museums and displays has a hard time doing

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