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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

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Address: 75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
Phone Number: (845) 471-0589
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderland for toddlers

This place was 2 floors of fun. We enjoyed the fun atmosphere along with the science and learning stations. This was perfect for a 2 year old, especially the building of the race... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John P
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North Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent hours here with a children, age 4 and 1. Had plenty to keep us busy for hours, could have stayed all day if we had the time. Lots of science and learning skills! Fun for all to enjoy.

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Thank theoldman65
Lara L, General Manager at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your recent visit. We're thrilled you had a great time and hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was 2 floors of fun. We enjoyed the fun atmosphere along with the science and learning stations. This was perfect for a 2 year old, especially the building of the race car. We also enjoyed the train and rolling hills car fun. Bring your lunch as they only have vending machines. They would do well if they put... More 

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Thank John P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

My children and I have been here a lot. My children love going! This is our 2nd year in a row with a membership and we definitely get our money's worth. And, we have brought many guests with us and they love it too! After the kids play inside we always go and explore outside by the river. The kids... More 

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Thank Stacey C
Lara L, General Manager at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Your review made us all do a happy dance! See you soon! More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

There are lots of interesting exhibits here for kids and adults alike. My grandchildren really enjoyed themselves.

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boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Took the 21 month old there on a Sunday morning to kill some time. The front desk validated parking so it was free to park in the lot instead of the $5/hr I was expecting. Had a lot of things to do from trains to pretend baking and some "climbing activities." The second floor had more science related material from... More 

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Thank mandy h
New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I brought my grandson to the museum and he loved it. I was not overly enthused but it is a place for children and not adults.

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Thank Pollygirl01
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Took my nephews and neice ages 3,5,6 at the time. They seemed to like everything but got bored after 45 minutes

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NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Children's Museum in VA, MD, NJ, NH, etc., and coming back to this facility in Poughkeepsie is always some kind of letdown...

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Was actually here for a presentation but took a walk around. Lots of fun exhibits for kids to learn by doing. Made me want to be a kid again.

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Thank Catherine L
Carmel, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went for my sons second birthday and with a couple of his friends . It was such a great experience , can't wait to go back . It's two floors , one creative and one science. There was a lot to do , place was very clean and everyone was so friendly . The local libraries usually have free... More 

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Thank Firsttimemom94
Lara L, Manager at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your feedback! We are seeing more and more families using admission passes they check-out from their libraries, and more and more libraries are partnering with this to make this available to their patrons. We're so glad you found this helpful! More 

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