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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 - 7:00 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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Great spot for kids in the city! Our 2yrs had a great time. Every floor offer a different story - health, food, school time, transportation, city, animal stories... we even didn´t... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Bratislava, Slovakia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I can't here with my 2 year old and she enjoyed our very much. Lots of running around and fun. I like that it's educational and engages their motor and social skills while they have fun. My daughter didn't want to leave each floor or the museum when it was time to go. Most don't like that there's nothing to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took my 8 year old daughter and 6 year old niece to the museum after heading to the Museum of Natural History and seeing the line to get in stretching around the block on a hot summer day. The Children's Museum of Manhattan is a 10 minute walk from the natural history museum and is a great alternative if... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great spot for kids in the city! Our 2yrs had a great time. Every floor offer a different story - health, food, school time, transportation, city, animal stories... we even didn´t have time to go through all of them! Nice, interactive, clean! In the shop we also bought some nice interactive books, games. Nice staff, clean toilets for kids.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place for kids aged 1 to 5. We took a 3 and 5 year old and they loved every minute. It would not occupy an older child as much. The activities were very diverse and kids could spend a long time there. Priced at $12 per person, everyone ages 1 and over, plan to spend your day. It was... More 

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took our daughter to the manhattan children museum and she went crazy. 5 floors of awesome for kids. She had so much to do she didn't even know where to start. They have so many activities for them. It's so educational. Admission is not bad for what you get.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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