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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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Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Recent renovations = 5 stars!

It has been about 2 years since I was last at the Museum. It needed a lot of love & updating and it got it! I have 2 girls, 5 and 3, and they both loved it! My 3 year old could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jennifer T
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Wallkill, New York, United States
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Wallkill, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It has been about 2 years since I was last at the Museum. It needed a lot of love & updating and it got it! I have 2 girls, 5 and 3, and they both loved it! My 3 year old could have stayed all day long. The new hands on exhibits were perfect for the 2-5 year range. The... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recently bought a family pass from a coworker after a visit to the Children's Museum. We love it and thought it was well worth the price. It so nice to have a local place to take your child when the weather is not nice(or warm enough) to go outside and let them burn off the energy. It is very... More 

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We used the museum as a destination halfway between two families and the cousins had a great time. Since they were all between almost two and six years old, it was perfect for them. I wouldn't bother to bring kids older than six. The activities were fun and very age-appropriate. The space is well-lit, clean, and ample. We went on... More 

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My family visits this museum fairly regularly since it is only about 20 minutes from our home. We have a traveling membership that gives us free admission to a number of other museums throughout the country. We like to take advantage of it when traveling. The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum isn't the largest we have been too but it is a... More 

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Hurley, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum is wonderful for small children. they have things they can touch and interact with and it makes learning fun. The staff is friendly and inviting. It's bright and right near the river and waterfront park so you can get outside after and enjoy the sunshine and river views. They have many local restaurants within walking distance as well... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Per our local family's recommendation we stopped here for a couple of hours of our trip so the kids could have some fun. It can be tricky to find if you are not a local so GPS or printed directions are a must. The staff was friendly and the museum had a wide assortment of exhibits and activities ranging in... More 

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Lara L, Executive Director at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing your feedback! We've heard from a couple of our guests that GPS navigation can be a little tricky. What tends to work best is programming in: "75 N Water St., Poughkeepsie" (if given the option, be sure to select "Poughkeepsie", not "Town of Poughkeepsie"). Rest assured that we are very concerned if/when... More 

Brooklyn, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My two year old loves this place and always has a great time when she's there. She frequently asks to go back. It is also located near the Poughkeepsie train station, on the Poughkeepsie waterfront and near the elevator that connects to the Walkway Over the Hudson. It's in a beautiful area.

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Stormville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We go here frequently only because I have a passport program card giving me access to many children's museums free of charge. I am always disappointed by this place. Pieces to displays are always missing or broken. Some interactive exhibits don't work. I'm hoping it changes for the better soon. Also, the mammoth display is biased toward the old earth... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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43 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took grandkids. They had a great time exploring all that there was to do between two floors. We had a picnic outside overlooking the Hudson River! You can spend a long time in here. GPS it, a little hard to find. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the surrounding area.

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

friendly stuff, clean equipment, variety for kids to play. $8 per person per time if you live nearby, the membership is only $85 per year and it is a good place for kids to kill energy no matter rain or shine

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