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The Children's Museum at Saratoga

69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about science, history, community living and the arts through hands-on activities in a mock schoolhouse, fire department and bank and through challenges such as encapsulating themselves in a giant soap bubble.

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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have never been here before but my 5 year old granddaughter has and she told me it's her favorite place to go. The admission price is great. I love all the different kinds of things to do. In each place they had interactive materials that explained things or asked you to do. Very educational and entertaining. My granddaughter loved... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We took my kids to the museum last Weds. By Friday, my 10 month old son had come down with coxsackie virus (we did not go anywhere else, outside of the home). We spent Friday night in Urgent Care and on Saturday my daughter came down with the same. I am very concerned with the level of cleanliness at the... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

For only six bucks a person great way to spend an afternoon my child loves this place lots of educational toys as well as just fun stuff we do this anytime we have a free day

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Clifton Park, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
76 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I'm not going to gush but my 4 year old grandson did have a good time. Thank goodness children won't be deterred by the sour, bored expressions on most of the staff's faces. There's a lot to do inside and some things to do outside given decent weather. Not too many places for tired adults to sit but you pretty... More

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Beacon, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I thought this place was very nice. It wasn't crowded, but today was a beautiful sunny day. My four year old was not very interested in the first floor activities at all. I do think that all children's museums should get rid of those bubble makers that never really work, and the pond activity was a little boring. She did... More

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Ballston Spa
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum has so many interesting rooms to explore and activities to try out. Kids love the museum. The only problem is that it can be really busy on the weekends, especially when there are birthday parties. Just be ready to be flexible and move to other less crowded parts of the museum.

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Stratham, NH
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went there on a rainy weekday morning with daughter and her three children: ages, 7, 6 and 3. At first the older two were not interested in most of the exhibits but soon settled down play acting as firemen and trolley conductors with younger brother and other children visiting the museum. The downstairs area is a bit dark and could... More

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Vergennes, Vermont
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Such a wonderful museum. The exhibits are so well presented and what felt like a really small space better suited for younger kids turned into a delightful time for all of us. The bank and the kitchen/diner thrilled my 9 and 12 year olds

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Saratoga Springs, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The layout and function of the upstairs is very cool, the downstairs could use some improvements. They have a large bubble maker that gets other items slippery. Some stuff animals and items are starting to get worn out. They over charge for a children's museum. I think parents should be free. I've gone a few times and when they have... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My family had the BEST time at our last visit to the Children's Museum!!! We aren't yet members, but only because we live a good distance away. The staff is amazing!!!! For a group of mostly teenagers they are mature and BEYOND helpful!! The suggested activities are great for quieter days, but on busy days, my kids (who are 3... More

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