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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 14 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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Pleasant Valley, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Gilbert
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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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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
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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