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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 #390 of 829 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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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Buffalo,NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took our toddler to the children's museum as the weather outside was a little unpredictable. Someone else has said this but to call this a museum is a stretch , it's more a 4 story play area. $11 each isn't cheap ( and they only make it up to 12 months old for free, a lot... More

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Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I read some reviews about this place before going and it was really a mixed bag. People seemed to love it or hate it. I landed somewhere in the middle. Overall, for $11 it was a great way to let my 11-month old daughter play and explore. Especially on a cold, March afternoon when outdoor activities are out of the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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593 reviews 593 reviews
42 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of the worst children’s museums we have ever been in. None of the exhibits worked and there was no attention given to maintenance or oversight of the exhibits. For example, a jig saw puzzle was missing pieces and had pieces that belonged to something else (this was just after opening), and an exhibit in the Dora the... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were visiting NYC and wanted to let our 2 year old run around. The place is nice and has a lot for the kids to do. I have seen better children museums then this, but it still gets your kids tired and they have a ton of fun. There is chipotle close by so you can stop in there... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The museum used the space very well considering it was taller than it was wider. There are a number of different areas with various focuses. It was better suited to children under 5. My 6 year old daughter could only find a few things worth spending real time doing.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My daughters (7 and 4 years old) enjoyed it very much, we've spent about 4 hours there, went to all floors and the girls played a lot! Good to escape NYC summer heat...

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Scottish Highlands
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Firstly, to call this a 'museum' is misleading. It would, I feel, be better described as a play centre - a play centre for very young children at that! This was a return visit for us, and it will be the last, for several reasons. Firstly, at the age of 8 there was very little to interest our son. Had... More

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Long Island, NY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We visited the museum on a sunny Saturday summer day around 2PM with our 20 month old little boy. I didn't check the entry price so I was floored when it was $11 per person for ages 1+. so we ended up paying $33 for 2 adults and the baby. We were told to head up to the 3rd floor... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I wouldn't realize that this isn't a museum, I'd just have a ball. This is a great place for small children who don't have too many expectations. Dora's House and Playworks (second and third floors) were the faves for the kiddies. There is a lower level that has specific activities for the day. The "exhibits" are dated and could use... More

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