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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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9:30 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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Typical Children's Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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New Paltz, NY
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New Paltz, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Poughkeepsie, New York
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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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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

great place for the children to have fun and do activities. learn arts and gardening and different cultures

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place for the kids while they are there but definitely wash their hands afterwards. That many children in an area and someone always gets sick!

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

Luckily, we pay extra attention to museum cleanliness. In addition to having well-stocked bathrooms on each floor for handwashing, we have Purell hand-sanitizing stations throughout the museum. We also encourage guests to help us by placing toys in our "Sticky, Yucky" bins if they've been mouthed by a curious little one so we can clean them asap. But it's what... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visit the museum when we can't get outside to play, but it's a great visit for any day with the kids. Hands on activities and displays teach the kids about the Hudson River, radio stations, dinosaurs and more. Children are encouraged to climb and play, and the whole experience is family friendly and kid driven.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Have followed the Childrens Museum from its inception. My husband and his company became true supporters through the years, helping with fund raisers like their golf Tournament! It has grown so much and the people running it have made excellent choices in its growth!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This museum is geared for preschoolers. It offers a variety of activities that will engross your child for a long visit. It is set by the Hudson River near the Walkway Over the Hudson. The area has delightful sights and paths beside the river. Excellent restaurants are there as well. Take the kids - there is something for everyone.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

From the very beginning, the Mid Hudson Children’s Museum was amazing. When we were looking for wedding venues, my now-husband suggested MHCM since he interned there in college. Their Pavilion is breathtaking - right on the river with amazing views. You get all the wonder of nature without having to worry about rain since the roof provides protection. There are... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Address: 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: (845) 471-0589
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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