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Children's Museum of Manhattan

212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
212 721 1234
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Ranked #293 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Grasonville, Maryland, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I took our 3 year old grandson to the Children's Museum of Manhattan this past weekend. Overwhelming choices of entertainment, interaction, and fun. We were presented with trucks and buses with flashing lights, ball based games and story telling and sing along efforts by the staff. Wonderful.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The ticket to enter its very expensive, they charge adults and children and the place its not very well maintained. Not worth the 22 dol.

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Strasburg, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you take a little one to NYC, you need to go to this hands on interactive opportunity for the kiddos. I was here for training and education, but was amazed by the options for the children - affordable and a great option if you had a rainy day in NYC with kids (younger 6 and under)

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Bronx, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Go to children's museum of manhattan ready to play with a belly full before entering because no eating allowed inside the museum . Now thats out of the way, anything that my kids can learn something from is a good day for me. had lots of displays and hands on games to keep kids brains soaking in all the info.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The materials used to build their displays are hard as cement. Very unsafe for younger children and the crowds don't help either.

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Don't get me wrong. I'm a fan of this museum. And a supporter. It reliably delights our kids with its indoor play spaces. Small kids bravely feed giant A, B. Cs into the maw of an enormous, talking alligator, or drive pretend fire engines. Moreover, it is run by savvy people who don't replicate the exhibits at the Brooklyn Children's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is a god send! My kids really love coming here and it really helps that they are so caring and entertaining to all the kids there. Highly recommended for those rainy days where being outside is just not an option!

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Don't get me wrong, we have a membership and we use it. But I wish it could be a little cleaner, which in think could be accomplished if shoe removal at check in was a requirement. They try their best to wipe things down so it's not too gross, but it's a well used kid place so keep that in... More 

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Connecticut
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been here several times and have had a good experience every time. The toddler area is amazing with so many things for them to explore. It can be crowded so go early in the day or weekdays.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was really great! My daughter enjoyed herself especially the floor totally dedicated to Dora and Diego!

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