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“Great place for family time!”

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The new Fun-2-3-4 exhibit is fantastic! Not only is it beautiful, it invites families to explore together in a playful, hands-on manner. It's a great addition to the museum's other imaginative play spaces. After three hours it was hard to get the kids (and dad!) to leave.

1  Thank Karen P
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

So much fun and great activities! Close to water front, and train station. Activities vary, but incorporate science, history, and entertaining games for younger children.

Thank ChrissyC327
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I personally didn't think this was an interesting place to visit but the kids that were with us absolutely loved it. Their opinion is what really matters and they wanted to go back again. So I guess it was worth it!

Thank NyRondo
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I've brought my kids (ages 1 1/2 and 3) to the museum a couple of times before and it was "okay." But yesterday's visit was very different. They've transformed the whole upstairs - new carpet, new paint, no dusty broken exhibits, less clutter on the walls...even new baby changing stations in the bathrooms. The place was immaculate! I found it to be a very pleasant space to hang out talk with other parents while the kids played. (Actually, I was down on the floor getting into it with my kids almost the whole time!) There were several new exhibits to explore and everything was in working order. The staff was very friendly and gave me a heads up that the museum is bringing in a fun new exhibition on math in a week or so. I will definitely be back! On my way out I purchased a membership and was thrilled to learn that the museum had also recently overhauled its membership program, too. Great options! - worth a look!

2  Thank BKlinger
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum is great for small children (and their parents). The museum is small but has plenty to do to keep little ones busy.

Thank LvSquirrel
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