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Children's Museum of Manhattan

Address: 212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212 721 1234
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Ranked #226 of 616 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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manchester uk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A great way for children to learn and play. Several floors of fun. We could not do all the activities in one afternoon! My daughter loved the healthy eating section where they put food down a pipe. Great value for money.

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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55 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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