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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

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Address: 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: (845) 471-0589
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Play! Explore! Learn!

Great place to take the little ones for a few hours of exploration, play, and learning. Parking on site. Food nearby. Reasonable price. Tons of activities for the kids. Helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Michael F
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Lagrange, New York, United States
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Children's museums in Rochester, NY and Baltimore, Md, the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum leaves a lot to be desired. I have taken my grandchildren and despite it's shortcomings, the kids had a blast! They loved dressing up and playing store...among other things.. If you have toddlers and preschoolers..it is fun! Not so much for older kids.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This museum has interesting and fun learning exhibits for children up to age 6 or so. The town exhibit has a mailbox and letters to mail, an ATM with play money, a bakery and grocery store, and a fire station with pint sized firefighters uniforms and fire engine. Upstairs there are interactive exhibits for little ones to explore and build.... More 

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Lagrange, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great place to take the little ones for a few hours of exploration, play, and learning. Parking on site. Food nearby. Reasonable price. Tons of activities for the kids. Helpful and kind staff. Good for kid's parties too. Walkway Bridge very close by!

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New Paltz, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We go here a lot. They have added many new exhibits and they are great! The sand table upstairs is a new personal favorite and the scarf tubes are a hit!! I would say it's appropriate for ages 18 months-8 years; but it's AWESOME for the 3-5 crowd. Pretty typical children's museum overall, but a nice way to spend a... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Family fun. We had a birthday party here and all the children stayed excited to go around and play with the exhibits.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

great place for the children to have fun and do activities. learn arts and gardening and different cultures

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place for the kids while they are there but definitely wash their hands afterwards. That many children in an area and someone always gets sick!

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Lara L, General Manager at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, responded to this review

Luckily, we pay extra attention to museum cleanliness. In addition to having well-stocked bathrooms on each floor for handwashing, we have Purell hand-sanitizing stations throughout the museum. We also encourage guests to help us by placing toys in our "Sticky, Yucky" bins if they've been mouthed by a curious little one so we can clean them asap. But it's what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visit the museum when we can't get outside to play, but it's a great visit for any day with the kids. Hands on activities and displays teach the kids about the Hudson River, radio stations, dinosaurs and more. Children are encouraged to climb and play, and the whole experience is family friendly and kid driven.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Have followed the Childrens Museum from its inception. My husband and his company became true supporters through the years, helping with fund raisers like their golf Tournament! It has grown so much and the people running it have made excellent choices in its growth!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This museum is geared for preschoolers. It offers a variety of activities that will engross your child for a long visit. It is set by the Hudson River near the Walkway Over the Hudson. The area has delightful sights and paths beside the river. Excellent restaurants are there as well. Take the kids - there is something for everyone.

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