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The Children's Museum at Saratoga

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Address: 69 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3202
Phone Number: +1 518-584-5540
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about science,...

This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about science, history, community living and the arts through hands-on activities in a mock schoolhouse, fire department and bank and through challenges such as encapsulating themselves in a giant soap bubble.

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Cute local museum

We took our two year old when visiting Lake George. It was a bit smaller than expected but the space was well utilized and there are many nice exhibits. Our little guy had a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 31, 2016
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Ballston Lake, New York
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took our 2 year old granddaughter to the museum and she loved it! We were impressed with all of the themed play areas and friendly staff. Hope to take her again soon.

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Thank Gloria O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We took our two year old when visiting Lake George. It was a bit smaller than expected but the space was well utilized and there are many nice exhibits. Our little guy had a great time in the 1.5 hrs we spent there,

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Thank Ellen W
Troy, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great day filled with exploratory fun. Each section of this children's museum was exciting - Geared for pre-school - Kind age. Loved the upstairs village. Gift Shop was surprisingly reasonable - Good quality treasures that will continue imaginative play.

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Thank reemartin
Gansevoort, New York
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

The best place to take the kids to explore and learn. So much fun ,you find yourself and the kids spending the whole day. rainy days are the best. I love the fact that it's hands on and they have special days for our kids that have special needs. My son having ASD loves this place and the staff are... More 

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Thank AnnetteLee822
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Recently visited family in the Albany area and brought them, in tow with my 2 year old grand nephew, to this museum. Small but fantastic museum. He was entranced for hours. Loved the soapy water balloon maker, the diner, the mailroom, the floating Bernoulli (sp?) effect balls riding on a stream of air. He enjoyed every minute! We had about... More 

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Thank David G
Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hang out with our 4-year old. He enjoyed the bubbles, mosaics, train table, and play kitchen. It's small, but well worth a visit with smaller kids. They host birthday parties also.

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Thank Jenny_and_Carlos
Saratoga Springs, New York
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had the family in for the holidays and there were a number of grandchildren. Took them here on a rainy day and we all enjoyed ourselves, especially the children. Very hands on atmosphere and totally kid friendly. Could easily have spent the entire afternoon. If you have small children, this is the place for you!

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Thank Ann3020
Jacksonville
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The kids will love this of all ages. Many hands on things to do for the kids. The adults will feel like kids again. Great price for the fun!

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Thank Melinda N
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Friendly, parking onsite, reasonable, and some good activities for young children, including some newly updated.

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Thank Mark H
Loudonville
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was a fun trip with our 14 month old, went on a Thursday around 10:00 was not crowded at all. Special rooms full of fun things to do, very hands on everything. Big Fire truck with real firehouse, fire boots and coats to try on. Conductor's hat and coat for the giant train. Matter of fact there are always... More 

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