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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-0589
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Kerhonkson, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I brought my niece and her little guys, ages 5 and 7, here while she came for a short visit. It poured outside and we wanted something fun to do. Well, this place was close, convenient, and inexpensive. The boys were entertained for about two to three hours. It was fun to interact with each exhibit and learn while we... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our granddaughter loves this place. We take her a couple of times each year. She enjoys all the exhibits.

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New York
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32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a great place for younger kids. It is right on the Hudson River with beautiful scenic views for the grownups. It is not huge, but it is two floors packed with a lot of fun things for kids to do. There are nice play areas and lots of interactive exhibits to keep them busy. Our kids love this... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I took my granddaughter here when she was about 10. The thing she liked the best was a kind of maze made of metal where you could roll a ball and it go around and through and over tubes and rails. I can't think of the name of it - it was wonderful.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Every time the grans are visiting, we always make a trip to the Childirens Museum. Fun for all ages!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Unfortunately on our visit with our grandchildren we were extremely disappointed because MOST of the exhibits that had any moving parts or buttons were not working. It is extremely disappointing to have your grandchild come up to you and say 'what is this supposed to do?' or 'Grandpa, I push the button and nothing happens'

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My sister and I took our kids here (4 kids aged 2-6) on a rainy day. The kids loved it - lots of hands-on activities and opportunity to touch, learn and explore. It's right on the river. Parking lot gets crowded, but we got there in plenty of time to grab a spot. Bring snacks, there are a few tables... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've been a member for years! Love this place for younger children. So many great hands-on exhibits. It's also located close to the Walkway over the Hudson. There is a path right on the hudson good for walking, right outside the museum's door.

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Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Over the years, I have visited the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum. Usually though, I visited for the puppet shows. During various times of the year—especially over school holidays and breaks—the museum has presented puppet shows. They are fantastic. The puppets are large—bigger than large children most of the time. There is music, too. The stories depicted come from fairy tales and... More

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