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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Address: 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: (845) 471-0589
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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56 reviews 56 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
39 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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