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

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Great Local Stop for Parents with Kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Adam C
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Bronx, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Decided to pop in while visiting the Walkway over the Hudson. This museum is at the base of the Walkway. The parking lot seemed to have more than enough spaces, but we ended up parking in one of the park parking lots a few blocks down, so I don't know if the actual Museum Parking lot charges or not. Lots... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our 3 and 4 year-old loved it here! Friendly staff was helpful. Definitely worth the trip if you have young children!

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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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
50 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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