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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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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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New York
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I brought my grandson to the museum and he loved it. I was not overly enthused but it is a place for children and not adults.

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Thank Pollygirl01
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Took my nephews and neice ages 3,5,6 at the time. They seemed to like everything but got bored after 45 minutes

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1 Thank Joanne A
NY
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Children's Museum in VA, MD, NJ, NH, etc., and coming back to this facility in Poughkeepsie is always some kind of letdown...

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1 Thank GoldMemberNy
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Was actually here for a presentation but took a walk around. Lots of fun exhibits for kids to learn by doing. Made me want to be a kid again.

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Thank Catherine L
Carmel, New York
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went for my sons second birthday and with a couple of his friends . It was such a great experience , can't wait to go back . It's two floors , one creative and one science. There was a lot to do , place was very clean and everyone was so friendly . The local libraries usually have free... More 

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Thank Firsttimemom94
Lara L, Manager at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your feedback! We are seeing more and more families using admission passes they check-out from their libraries, and more and more libraries are partnering with this to make this available to their patrons. We're so glad you found this helpful! More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank Janice M
NYC
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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Thank landv09
Lagrange, New York, United States
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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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Thank Michael F
New Paltz, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank summervaca1081
Poughkeepsie, New York
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24 reviews
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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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Thank Rose B

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