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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
+1 845-471-0589
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It was ok

I can start by saying that my three little kids (2,4,4) really had a great time and it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diana G
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Chester, NY
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Great place for kids !!

Wow.. there are so many things to entertain and educate kids and specially for all ages..my son is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anuag
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York, Pennsylvania
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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.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“fire truck” (6 reviews)
“rainy day” (9 reviews)
“older kids” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
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+1 845-471-0589
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can start by saying that my three little kids (2,4,4) really had a great time and it was definitely appropriate for their age. Thankfully it wasn’t crowded even though it was a rainy day, because it is a small place and it would not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow.. there are so many things to entertain and educate kids and specially for all ages..my son is 16 month old , he thoughrowly enjoyed it, usually tickets are 9$ per adult which is worth paying for..loved specially the ribbon (ribbon gets direction by air...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Had my grand-daughter visiting and we took her here. Was a lot of fun and kept her busy exploring and playing.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

My grandchildren loved it. The adults also enjoyed the exhibits. The hands on experience was very good for all.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

My grand children age 5 and 6 had a very good time with all the hands on exhibits. Clean place to spend about 2 to 3 hours, at most!!! $9.00 per person, under 1 year of age are free. May be a good incentive would...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Took the grandkids there in the spring and they had a good time. Some areas are only open for school groups but kids can learn and keep themselves busy. Not the biggest one around but the kids had fun ad that is what matters,

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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

A great place for kids of all ages (and adults) to learn and be creative. Clean with friendly staff.

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

I have taken my grandson to the Children's Museum several times and he has always enjoyed his time playing there. Its a joy to see the children dash from one machine to another. My daughter has used it for birthday parties for her son, inviting...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

My daughter was graduating a year early than scheduled and I wanted to show her the most support, love, and celebration. Location would play a big part. It would have to be a great space for pictures, dancing and all different ages. Everyone would have...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

My grandson can't wait to go every year when he visits for vacation. We have pictures and when he comes for a short visit he always asks if he can go to this place today. He loves it especially the fire truck. He always makes...More

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tking57
November 14, 2017|
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Response from coronak7d | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I'll be of little help. When I took my grandson he was in the 4-6 yr. old age group and he enjoyed it immensely. But soon to bee 10 yrs old he seems to have outgrown it. Sorry.
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pookieNy
October 25, 2017|
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Response from coronak7d | Reviewed this property |
There are no places to eat next to the Museum but blocks away at the train station there are several places.
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FrenchGal50
August 3, 2016|
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Response from theoldman65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I agree with John P. The scientific experiments are definitely worth it, even for an adult.
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