Membership

The Strong is the ultimate play destination® and an annual membership to The Strong is the best way to visit again and again and experience over 100,000 square feet of dynamic, hands-on, interactive exhibit space. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about membership.

How Do I Purchase a Membership?

  1. ​Order or renew online by clicking the membership level you would like to purchase below.
  2. At the museum admissions desk (print an application for quicker service).
  3. Over the phone by calling 585-263-2700 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  4. Print an application and mail or fax it to the membership team at the museum.

Gift Memberships

Please order your gift memberships by Monday, December 17 to ensure delivery before Christmas.​

An annual membership to The Strong is the gift that gives all year long! Select the level of membership you would like to give as a gift from the options below. Be sure to check the box labeled THIS IS A GIFT at the top of the online order form so you can enter a special gift message and choose where we mail the membership cards. If you are renewing a gift membership online, complete the online order form as if you were purchasing a new gift membership. Your payment will automatically connect to your existing gift membership and renew it for another year—the member won't lose any time by renewing early.

Basic-level $135

The adult(s) named on the membership must present photo ID when visiting. Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Children age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

Basic-level benefits include:

  • Free museum admission for 2 named adults residing at the same address and up to 4 children (age 18 and younger) for one year
  • Punch card with 4 free rides on the train or carousel
  • $1 discount on guest admission
  • $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
  • 10% discount in the museum shop
  • Member newsletter and email updates
  • NEW BENEFIT ACM Reciprocal Network Discount of 50% off admission for up to 6 people at participating ACM museums
  • NEW BENEFIT Member-only exhibit previews
  • NEW BENEFIT Discounts and presale offers on select museum programs
  • NEW BENEFIT 6 parking vouchers (coming late 2019)

Membership Upgrades

These membership upgrades increase the flexibility and value of your membership.  You will see these upgrade options when you select a Basic-level membreship above when purchasing or renewing online. Visit the FAQ page for more information about these upgrade options.

  • Add-a-Guest ($40) This upgrade provides the most convenient way for members to bring a different guest each time they visit the museum. The member must accompany the guest. Limit one Add-a-Guest per membership and one use per day. Select one of the Basic-level memberships above to see this upgrade option.
  • Patron-level Package ($50) Upgrade your membership to include four museum admission tickets and four butterfly garden tickets to give to family and friends (an $84 value). Tickets are good for one use and expire when the membership expires.

New Member Parking Benefit (Coming late 2019)

Basic- and Patron-level memberships include 6 parking vouchers to use in The Strong’s parking garage (opening late 2019). With each renewal of membership thereafter, a new set of 6 parking vouchers will be issued. In addition to the parking vouchers, members will receive free parking from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Storytime Club Mondays. You will receive more information about these valuable member benefits before the garage opens.

Upper-Level Membership

Interested in providing additional financial support to The Strong while receiving a unique suite of benefits? Consider purchasing an upper-level membership, Benefactor, Sustaining, Leading, and Presidential.

Questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page, email us at membership@museumofplay.org, or call the membership office at 585-263-2700. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Terms and Conditions of Membership

Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. This membership is a revocable license for the member and permitted guests. Members and permitted guests are subject to the rules and regulations of The Strong. The Strong reserves the right to expel from the premises any person and/or revoke the membership, without refund, of any member where the presence or conduct of the member or guest is deemed objectionable by The Strong in its sole discretion, or who fails to comply with any and all security measures and applicable laws. Photo ID and membership cards are required at each museum visit. Fees and benefits are subject to change without notice. Membership may not be shared by multiple households or used by daycare or babysitting services. Name changes will incur a $5 processing fee along with proof of residency and old membership cards (limit 1). Limited parking is available at the museum during regular museum hours on a first-come, first-served basis.