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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-0589
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Poughkeepsie.  Conveniently located adjacent to the Poughkeepsie train... more »
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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176 reviews 176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Brooklyn, NY
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Save your money!! Let me start off by saying that I have been taking my daughter there for years, since she was born, and always loved the museum. I recently took my 9 year old daughter there and the whole museum has changed. While it used to have a couple of exhibits pertaining to the Revolutionary War and the Hudson... More

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

The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is best for families with young children ages 0-6 (which is the core audience for small children's museums nationwide). Through our exhibits and educational programs we focus on three areas that are of high importance to our target audience: school readiness, health and wellness, and community-building. We have been actively and intentionally replacing old, worn and... More

Stony Point, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Took our 20 month granddaughter there for the museum's birthday celebration. Very well done - lots of activities for young kids. Well worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took our twin two year olds and had a blast. Spent almost two hours and still didn't get to everything. About four dress up rooms, one room of small building blocks and tubes, one big room with climbing structure, tubes that send scarves flying, large plinko, train table, and big styrofoam building blocks. Plus an upstairs that had a small... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took my four children ages 2-10. They all had a great time. Lots to do and very hands on. Not a huge space but for me that worked so I could keep an eye on them at all times. Very clean and friendly atmosphere.

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Kerhonkson, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I took my 7year old nephew and it was way too kiddish for him. I think he would have loved it when he was 4.

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