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Children's Museum of Manhattan

Upper West Side
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Address: 212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212 721 1234
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.

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Weekend Visit with Kids

We visited on April 23rd. As in typical Manhattan Fashion, if you drive good luck. We waited and drove around about a half hour before getting a spot close enough to walk with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2016
Morris County, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kids enjoyed playing here, they particularly enjoyed the food conveyor belt where kids worked together on an assembly line, with out even knowing it!

Thank Mark L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3-year old daughter loves the place! Do not let the word "museum" mislead you, it is just a playroom full of toys and fun equipment - great for running, jumping, climbing, playing with all sorts of toys, and pretend play. It is even fun for adults!!! The admission is $12 per person but I would recomment to visit it... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 20 month nephew here on 4th July long weekend. We loved the place. He had a blast for 4 hours. We spent most of the time on the 3rd floor and Lower level. It did get a little crowded for a small amount of time but it wasn't crazy. Yes kids were running around and bumping into... More 

Thank SagarSavla
Bayonne, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time with TONS of stuff to do for kids under 8. We had a 10 year old and she was not complaining so that was really good. Lot's of fun and learning to be had. There are 5 floors of things to do including and Dora and Diego floor. The staff was very energetic. We went for Family Pride... More 

Thank Pat M
Surf Side, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We went with almost 5 and almost 7 kids- it was hard to hold their interest, as most "stations" seemed geared for younger kids-Space is tight and most of the items in different areas are strewn about, didn't really see staff going over the areas to "straighten" So for $50 admission we only had about 3 hours of amusements. Downstairs... More 

Thank trymahjong
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The building and exhibits are extremely dated and in desperate need of a refresh . Old mechanical systems and carpet with fluorescent lighting ( the only daylighting is on the 4th floor in one room) make this an unpleasant learning environment for the kids and parents

Thank Marin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We have 4 kids aged 8,6,4 and 2 and they all had a blast. We were there all afternoon and we didn't even get to do all the floors since they were engaged in so many different activities. Recommended for bad weather days as the kids will be occupied the entire time.

Thank mgmblake
Morris County, New Jersey
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We visited on April 23rd. As in typical Manhattan Fashion, if you drive good luck. We waited and drove around about a half hour before getting a spot close enough to walk with four kids and not have any meltdowns from them. All the parking garages were full. If you plan on coming, public transportation would be a better option.... More 

Thank ab1324
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

It's a perfect day to spend a few hours with the kids. The place is full of attractions and fun for the kids.

Thank lazytravel
Rochester, New York
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I appreciate that rent in NYC is expensive, but I have finally found a way that Rochester, NY surpasses the big apple. If you have never been to the Strong National Museum of Play (and National Toy Hall of Fame) make sure it gets on your list if you are passing through Upstate NY with kids. Back to the CMoM:... More 

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