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Children's Museum of Manhattan

212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-721-1234
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Not for the 5+ age group

Was always curious about this place. Brought my soon to be 8 year old daughter. I found that 80% of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
flygirl75
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Montreal, Canada
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Not world class

Feels more like a neighborhood playplace. So many exhibits not working quite right. On the bright... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
deah1
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plano
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A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“older kids” (7 reviews)
“rainy day” (11 reviews)
“toddler area” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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+1 212-721-1234
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"older kids"
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"rainy day"
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"toddler area"
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"play space"
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"fun place to take"
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"interactive games"
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"different areas"
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"worth the entry fee"
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"young ones"
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"coat check"
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"all ages"
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"few hours"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was always curious about this place. Brought my soon to be 8 year old daughter. I found that 80% of the exhibits were geared towards the less than 5 year old age group. My daughter seemed to have enjoyed herself nonetheless. There is a Dora...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feels more like a neighborhood playplace. So many exhibits not working quite right. On the bright side--our 3 year old didn't know the difference. He had fun. Pleasant staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More of a safe, educational play area than a museum, it was still a great place to take my two-year old granddaughter. Three floors of things for her to explore, climb on, and more. The third floor was especially good for toddlers - small slides,...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

For a children museum it's a bit small and priced at approx $13 per person but for folks who lives in Manhattan I guess it's the only game in town. It's not a place suburb folks would drive out for since you gave your own...More

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Our daughter had an absolute blast.. played herself to exhaustion. Seen from the eyes of a little one it was spectacular. Playrooms with different activities cater to different ages. The biggest problem is many of the parents turn their kids loose and check out, sitting...More

1  Thank Far_From_Home45
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I brought my daughter here a few times and both times she had a blast! It's not something I would recommend frequently as you can pretty mush see and do everything in an hour so as a regular your kid might get bored. But my...More

Thank Serenidad Q
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

We have visited a handful of other children's museums around the country and we had high expectations for NYC, but this place just didn't deliver. The activities were not as well done or engaging as other places. But if you have children with you in...More

2  Thank Layla O
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

The playrooms has a good development but definitely need a bigger building. I would say it could need more open spaces. We enjoyed it a lot but I guess is not enough for NYC... we expected a bit more but the activities were really cool...More

1  Thank Fabio C
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

If I can offer one bit of advice, it is to get here early. We arrived right at 10a on Thursday morning and were quickly in the door, paid, coats dropped off and into the fun of the museum within 10 minutes. On our way...More

Thank teeterkeene
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is a half day destination location. It is about 50% indiginous to NYC and the rest just to the world in general. However, there are about 4 floors of entertainment, and interactive games and climbing things. I recommend under 5 years old as there...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
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karinickmero
May 17, 2017|
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Beter contact the museum by phone
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Not that I know of, but it's free the first Friday of every month.
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