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The Children's Museum at Saratoga

69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-5540
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Type: Children's Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Clifton Park, New York
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60 helpful votes 60 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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81 reviews 81 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Don't be confused by the name. This is not a museum. It has play areas for kids roughly 6 and younger. Each area/room has a way for kids to play using their imaginations. There is a grocery store, a post office, a diner, a bank, a stage with costumes, etc. Each area is filled with props to help the kids... More

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Greenwich, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a great museum for a young mind. Children 6 years of age or older may be uninterested. Even the website recommends children 7 or under. My visit was brief. My 5 year old was occupied briefly by each exhibit. I believe I would have made it a better visit if I had a fried along for the day.... More

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