The Strong National Museum of Play 

Toronto Video Game Fans May Want To Take A Road Trip To The Strong National Museum of Play 

Suppose you’re looking to get out of Toronto with the family during this last stretch of summer, and you belong to a video gaming household. In that case, your perfect destination may be The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.

The museum is focused on all things creativity in play. It recently opened a 90,000-square-foot expansion dedicated to video games. 


Among the offerings fit for the whole family are:

  •  A Hasbro Games Park with an 18-foot tall, fire-breathing dragon from Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Which is just barely dwarfed by the world’s most giant playable Donkey Kong arcade game, sitting at 20 feet tall.
  • It’s also the home to esports megabrand ESL’s interactive “Digital Worlds” exhibit that allows you to step inside video game scenarios, create an avatar and tackle physical activities, quests, and puzzles. Oh, and there are also classics like Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros on massive screens.


The trip will take you just over three hours down the QEW/401 corridor and through New York’s portion of the I-90 Highway. That is if you don’t stop for many bathroom breaks, to charge your Switch, or to use the bathroom while charging your Switch.