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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 #432 of 856 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 young children, Activities for older children
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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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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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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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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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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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Atlanta-GA
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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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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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