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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 #440 of 851 attractions in New York City
Type: Children's Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Was able to swing by here for a project and it was good. Staff is great and its a great spot to keep you busy with your kids.

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took our four year old son to here to give him a fun activity in between being dragged around other NYC sights. It was extremely disappointing. $11 each (including the adults), and about 1/3 of the activities were broken or not functioning properly. Touchscreens didn't respond, computer activities software was inoperative, interactive exhibits were jammed, balls/objects stuck inside displays... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Heaven for a 2 year old. 4 floors of different activities and non stop action. Your kid will NOT be bored.. sit back, chase and enjoy the fun

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New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I took my son there on father's day, just wanted to do something different. I really don' have anything good to say about this place, don't even get me started. The staff is nice, everyone who works there is quite nice, that's really all about it. Just one main thing - if you want your children to be surrounded by... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We made a day trip to New York and took our 2 1/2 year old son to this museum. It was very crowed and filled with parents who did not watch over their children, but rather just let them run wild. Most of the children there were in the range of 5-10, so they were running over and through my... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

There is nothing in this museum which was out of ordinary.. One can go to the play ground and have as much fun as in here. Would not go again.

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Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We roll with four children ages 18 months to 6 years. They each had a wonderful time at this place and it wasn't our first time there. My oldest always ends up taking some kind of educational class and remembering it forever. I highly recommend this place if you are staying in NYC with small children for more than a... More

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New York, NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My kids, 1 year old, LOVE this place. Its such a great place for kids to come and crawl, play, run around, and learn. Perfect for a rainy day. My only complaint is that a lot of the stuff is broken down and doesn't work, the museum definitely needs an overhaul. I have purchased an annual membership and take my... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have a 4 year old boy who enjoyed, but my 2 months old baby did not. We could not access the museum with the stroller and one of us had to remain outside. I understand that strollers for walking babies have to remain outside, but an exception should be made for infants. Further, no stroller is admitted in the... More

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Rochester, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were in NYC for Christmas vacation, before hand I looked up things to do in the museum was one of them. We took pictures with the grinch, sock skate, and we're able to look at all the exhibits for less than $10 bucks. I can't remember exactly the amount we paid. It was fun and I will definitely do... More

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