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The Children's Museum at Saratoga

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Address: 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: 518-584-5540
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about science...
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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3 year old birthday party

Went for my niece's 3 year birthday party. The museum is like a big play area with each exhibit being a themed play area. For example, there was a bank, firehouse and engine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
KristaJ
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Rensselaer NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you are in Saratoga and need some activity for your toddler kids, this is the place to go. You can spend about 2-3 hours easily without getting bored.

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Rensselaer NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went for my niece's 3 year birthday party. The museum is like a big play area with each exhibit being a themed play area. For example, there was a bank, firehouse and engine, cafe, congress park, a constructions zone and a school house.There are many dress up things and plenty to build and experiment with. The party was for ages... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

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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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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