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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:
+1 212-721-1234
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Very attractive for young children

Visited there with a 2 year old and it was crowded with lots of families with children and all seem to be busy and enjoying themselves. They could have more WC space and diapering... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
shmuel b
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Ra'anana, Israel
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Beacon, New York
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In short, the museum is for much younger children. My 6 year old comment it was for younger children stating what I found obvious, so did she. I would say the museum is for 4 years or younger. The Boston's Children Museum was much better and versatile for all ages

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son here one afternoon for some fun and educational. The place is nice but very generic, I appreciate all the education into different cultures but it just needs to be brought into new technology. My 4 year old can work a camera and compose a slideshow and here they have plastic fruit and a wooden cash register. So... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited there with a 2 year old and it was crowded with lots of families with children and all seem to be busy and enjoying themselves. They could have more WC space and diapering spots for the "main group of clients"..

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Thank shmuel b
Fair Lawn, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our grandchildren there. crowded, noisy, expensive. Needs to be redone, for example, kitchen area offered kitchen appliances but nothing for the kids to pretend with (no pots, plates, food, etc)

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Thank Barbara I
Sunrise, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Every time I come to NY I take my daughter here. As a matter of fact, I am here right now... as she plays I get to do a variety of things and she gets to play in a variety of ways. If you want to play with your kids you can, but they will often find new friends and... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We didn't know what to expect really, but my husband read that they had a big play space and we knew Lillian, our 1 year old, would love that. And she did! She had a great time exploring the baby area and the toddler area. She found lot of safe things to play with and kids to interact with. I... More 

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Thank PenelopeTsernoglou
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Tremendous wealth of things to do with toddlers and young children. When the weather is frightful, this place is delightful

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Thank Peter S
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Loved the Muslim travel section. There are benches for adult seating if you get tired of chasing your kids around. Not the best of locations and easy to park but try Sundays when street parking is free. It didn't take me long to find a spot. And this is rare as its the upper west side. The museum offered a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Nothing more than an expensive play centre for very young children (4 or under). Not worth the price of admission. Take your kids to Central Park instead.

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1 Thank Matt M
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

very nice museum that encorperates all senses. the children are encouraged to touch and experience everything. you can come in and out all day long.

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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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