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Children's Museum of Manhattan

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Address: 212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212 721 1234
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.

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It really is the Toddler's Museum of Manhattan

Took the kids (14 & 8) here. We should have done a little research first. This museum is really an interactive learning facility for kids 6 and under. There were a few exhibits... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took the kids (14 & 8) here. We should have done a little research first. This museum is really an interactive learning facility for kids 6 and under. There were a few exhibits, how the stomach, heart, and brain works for example, that appealed to my 8 year old. Everything else is for the really little kids.

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Summit, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

About 8 years ago, I took my two nieces and my nephew to the Children's Museum of Manhattan and we all LOVED it!!! The exhibits were new and interesting and we kept busy for several hours. I recently took my 5 year old daughter and was saddened to see that the different exhibits looked worn and the different areas had... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Though it needs some updating, my grandson had a good time and enjoyed himself. There are several levels to enjoy and participate in. ON the lower level, the 5 and under crowd enjoyed the paly area where they can jump, play music, slide, and run around.

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Curve Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This Museum was a nice quick walk from our hotel, Empire, on the West Side. If planning on visiting go around lunch time or afternoon, the mornings are busy but it empties out for nap time. The attractions are really only good for kids 6 and under. My 7yr old had fun but not as much as my 4 yr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An old building several blocks from nearest subway stop, this is none the less a don't miss if you have kids. So many different experiences, and lots of interactive activities.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We spent an afternoon here with our 2 and 4 year old when it was too cold outside for our California kids to play in the park. There was plenty to do to keep the kids entertained for hours, and it was easy on the parents. They also have a great shop/bookstore.

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Newburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My 5 yo and 20 month old loved this place. They ran around for a couple hours playing with other kids. There were tons of interactive activities for them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took our 2 yr old grandson who had the most fantastic time. There were 3 floors suitable for young children with little houses, life size ambulance and fire engines where the children could play in. There were musical instruments to play and sand play really really good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There are some things in this exhibit, which is in an expanded apartment building or perhaps an old school building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, that are quite good. Especially the exhibit on how the body functions, which is on the first floor. Our four year old grandson still talks about that and would come back to see it in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a nice 1 hour visit. Friendly staff and a few levels to look around. Its a quick visit place with not too much to do for the 10 year old bracket.

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Additional Information about Children's Museum of Manhattan

Address: 212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212 721 1234
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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