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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Good for Under 6 crowd

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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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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Los Angeles
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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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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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manchester uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Children's Museum of Manhattan

Address: 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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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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