Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Poughkeepsie: Hours, Address, Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Reviews: 4/5

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is the ideal destination for families with young children. With exhibits that promote play and early learning, the museum welcomes over 62,000 visitors each year. Exhibit galleries include: Early Learning Junction, River Town, a Science Center, Imagination Playground, My Backyard Adventure, and a Children's Garden. The museum also features weekly drop-In educational programs. The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is the ONLY children's museum in the Hudson River Valley between the larger New York City and Albany areas. The museum is located in the heart of the historic waterfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station, the Walkway Over the Hudson's Elevator, fabulous restaurants, and a new city park. The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization supported by admission and membership sales, program fees, donations, and grants.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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133 reviews
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nystraveler295
Peekskill, NY4 contributions
Great place for younger children
Sep 2019
My grandchildren had a great time at this museum in Poughkeepsie. We spent about 3 hrs trying the various exhibits. Outside we had a great picnic lunch overlooking the Hudson River.
Written May 13, 2020
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PeterWJr46
Poughkeepsie, NY47 contributions
Great place for the grandchildren
Nov 2019
Grandma and grandpa recently accompanied our grandson to his first five-year -old birthday party which was held at this museum. The exhibits and activities were so absorbing that he continued to play with his friends, even through the food and cake portion of the party. Ironically after the party was over and we were on our way home, we were asked if we were going to stop to get something to eat. It was a great time for us all.
Written December 15, 2019
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locala
Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
great place
Aug 2019
3 year old son had an awesome time here. could not stop running around and trying things, firetruck was his favorite, did not want to leave
Written August 26, 2019
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Sara Z
1 contribution
Save yourself the trip!
Jul 2019 • Family
Rude unsmiling staff, unfriendly towards children. Loud and crowded Also refused to honor membership passes from other museums.
Written July 30, 2019
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Ja B
Delaware112 contributions
A great way to spend a day.
Jul 2019 • Family
One, three and six year olds all found plenty to do that kept them learning. The science center was as impressive as the play stations. I have experienced many children's museums as a teacher and parent. This one was one of the best!
Written July 22, 2019
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Gypsgris
Poughkeepsie, NY469 contributions
Great for the whole family!
Jun 2019 • Family
My grandson was visiting from England. With his extra energy we thought to visit the childern's museum. What a success! This is not only good for 4 year olds but for the grown ups as well (as long as you have a child with you - grown-ups alone will probably not enjoy this very much). There are many attractions for the kids that allow role playing. But there are also areas that provide insights into physics, engineering and numbers. Great ideas with blowing air tubes! And while you are there don't forget to walk along the Hudson for a picknick. In walking distance is a playground and a restaurant. And you can go back in after your outside visit. Highly recommended!
Written June 7, 2019
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BeckyP7392
Walden, NY9 contributions
Very well laid out and fun for all ages
Mar 2019
Many wonderful interactive things for little ones to do and release excess energy . We had 2 five year old and an 18 month old. It is in a beautiful location ... be sure to take a picnic lunch and enjoy the sights of the river it overlooks.
Written April 13, 2019
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cubana1952
Shirley, NY111 contributions
A wonderful family experience
Feb 2019 • Family
Our family recently went to this museum to celebrate our oldest grandchild's 5th birthday. Everyone had a great time. There is something for all age levels from babies to older children. Even we grandparents were having a good time playing. We were there for over three hours and the time just flew by. The kids really had a great time playing and did not want to leave when the museum was closing. Highly recommended.
Written February 24, 2019
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KatnJon
Kingston, Canada89 contributions
New years at noon mid Hudson children's museum
Dec 2018 • Family
Terrible experience... we were members in 2017 and attended this ticketed event to celebrate 2018 so we were prepared for a crowded venue.
This year we arrived around 1100hrs and i was told that someone had already signed in under our last name and the 2 staff at the counter questioned whether we bought tje tickets for someone else to use - essentially accusing me of trying to gain entry by falsifying tickets... they clearly didn't believe me but eventually gave us our visitor stickers to enter... wenr upstairs tp make party favors with our 2 and 5 year old and was told to wait until balloons dropped at noon... we waited and then the volunteer wouldn't allow us to make the craft until another staff member came up and said that we could. We overheard the volunteer complaining about us to another volunteer stating that she was only there to get her hours for her early childhood education course... having spent 52usd you would think getting a few pretzels, a splash of apple juice and a party favor wouldn't be an issue... they should find volunteers that want to be there and also should implement a more efficient method for checking entry tickets. I was greatly offended for the idea of being a lying thief. We certainly will not become members again and will definitely not be bringing in 2020 at this business.
Written December 31, 2018
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gram06
Fishkill, NY13 contributions
Nice experience
Dec 2018 • Family
I brought my youngest granddaughter here on a rainy baby sitting day. Friendly staff, free parking with admission and reasonable price. We spent several hours as she enjoyed the many hands on exhibits. Clean facilities and beautiful river views. Nearby to Highline over the Hudson.
Written December 11, 2018
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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM