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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
+1 845-471-0589
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Grandsons had a good time.

My grand children age 5 and 6 had a very good time with all the hands on exhibits. Clean place to... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
New York City, New York
via mobile
Nice place for the little ones

Took the grandkids there in the spring and they had a good time. Some areas are only open for... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Staten Island, New York
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The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is the ideal destination for families with young children. With exhibits that promote play and early learning, the museum welcomes over 62,000 visitors each year. Exhibit galleries include: Early Learning Junction, River Town, a Science Center, Imagination Playground, My Backyard Adventure, and a Children's Garden. The museum also features weekly drop-In educational programs. The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is the ONLY children's museum in the Hudson River Valley between the larger New York City and Albany areas. The museum is located in the heart of the historic waterfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station, the Walkway Over the Hudson's Elevator, fabulous restaurants, and a new city park. The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization supported by admission and membership sales, program fees, donations, and grants.
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
+1 845-471-0589
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My grand children age 5 and 6 had a very good time with all the hands on exhibits. Clean place to spend about 2 to 3 hours, at most!!! $9.00 per person, under 1 year of age are free. May be a good incentive would...More

Thank cgalow
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Took the grandkids there in the spring and they had a good time. Some areas are only open for school groups but kids can learn and keep themselves busy. Not the biggest one around but the kids had fun ad that is what matters,

Thank vlcnyc21
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A great place for kids of all ages (and adults) to learn and be creative. Clean with friendly staff.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I have taken my grandson to the Children's Museum several times and he has always enjoyed his time playing there. Its a joy to see the children dash from one machine to another. My daughter has used it for birthday parties for her son, inviting...More

Thank coronak7d
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter was graduating a year early than scheduled and I wanted to show her the most support, love, and celebration. Location would play a big part. It would have to be a great space for pictures, dancing and all different ages. Everyone would have...More

1  Thank Yani H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My grandson can't wait to go every year when he visits for vacation. We have pictures and when he comes for a short visit he always asks if he can go to this place today. He loves it especially the fire truck. He always makes...More

Thank CancunSue2013
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Small, very "doable" museum for kids ten and under. Fabulous place for a birthday party. Many interactive exhibits to keep the youngsters occupied and happy.

Thank Paaka75
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Decided to go here with the family after reading all the great reviews. It lived up to all of them! Great location overlooking the water and the bridge. A very clean, organized place with a lot of stimulating areas for the kids. Free gated parking...More

1  Thank TPSJR
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We took our 2 granddaughters aged 11 and 9 to the museum. While some of the areas were for younger children, 3 hours cheerfully occupied their time. There are many fun educational opportunities here.

1  Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting family on a very cold day for March. Suggested an afternoon for the kids. Worked out nicely. Plenty of fun things for the 4 year old. Some things for the 1 year old. Although crowded there was nice working room.

Thank Dan P
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14 November 2017|
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Response from coronak7d | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I'll be of little help. When I took my grandson he was in the 4-6 yr. old age group and he enjoyed it immensely. But soon to bee 10 yrs old he seems to have outgrown it. Sorry.
25 October 2017|
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Response from coronak7d | Reviewed this property |
There are no places to eat next to the Museum but blocks away at the train station there are several places.
3 August 2016|
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Response from theoldman65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I agree with John P. The scientific experiments are definitely worth it, even for an adult.