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A good few hours entertainment

The grandchildren loved their time here. There are many activities to keep them entertained and... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
740Elly48
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
3 year granddaughter loves it...

It's more a playroom for small kids-not a museum; older kids will become bored, but great for... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Sarsprdoc
,
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 3-year old was like “that’s it?” Dirty, not well maintained, won’t return. Too bad since we had high expectations.

Thank NaderProperties
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This poor excuse for a Children’s Museum is dark, dirty and disappointing. But that doesn’t stop them from charging top dollar and being disengaged and snooty at the door as they take your money.
Play stations are in disrepair and some haven’t been upgraded in decades. They could invest in a few lightbulbs at the least to brighten up this depressing and cramped environment.
Have been to other cities (Ithaca, Rochester) whose children’s museums shine. This place is an embarrassment. Saratoga deserves and can do much better by its kids and families.

Thank Kmmmmm
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

I brought my 6 y/o daughter here for one of her friend's birthday parties. Her friends parents had booked a private party, which gave them the run of the place after hours for 2 hours. The attention to detail throughout the 2 story museum is amazing. My daughter loved every inch of the place and can't wait to go back. The renovated upstairs offers a grocery store, bank, fire truck, diner, veterinary clinic and schoolhouse. Each area was sponsored by a local business that represented the theme and they did an amazing job in creating a world of make believe for children of all ages. They also have a huge gift shop that offers pretty much every Melissa & Doug toy, puzzle or craft they've ever created. A must visit if in the Saratoga Spring, NY area.

Thank disneyguy333
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is the best children’s museum! We have stopped multiple times and spend the day. You can pack a lunch and eat inside. The price is affordable and it is hours of play. I have 4 children and my 11 year old plays like a kid always at this museum. Worth the stop! :)

Thank rachaelkirk
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We visited the Saratoga Springs children museum on a drizzly Saturday June afternoon.
My daughters 4 and 2.5 had a blast and were asking when we could come back as soon as we left.
The museum has a small parking lot which is free during museum hours. (parking fees go into effect during the evening hours for the downtown scene).
The museum is relatively small and set up as a playspace with different areas/themes for imaginative play. Seems like toddlers and young school age children would have the most fun here. Considering it was a rainy weekend day, I didn't think the museum was too crowded. Only a few other kids on the downstairs floor. The upstairs floor did have a lot more kids, but was still ample space for everyone to play.
I think 1-2 hours would be a reasonable amount of time to plan for. We will be returning as my girls had so much fun.

Thank MTrav
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We took our grandchildren ages 1 and 3 . They had fun and throughly enjoyed the children's make believe cafeteria.We took many pictures and the museum staff was very helpful.The museum was fun for our grandchildren

Thank NewYorkRayman46
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The grandchildren loved their time here. There are many activities to keep them entertained and amused for a long time. Imaginative toys and set ups, a large train and fire engine to ride on, a huge bubble making hoop etc. our little ones are two and four and loved the experience.

Thank 740Elly48
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

It's more a playroom for small kids-not a museum; older kids will become bored, but great for preschoolers; probably not the best place to go during flu season

Thank Sarsprdoc
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Took my 3 1/2 year old grandchild
She played for 3 hours. Museum is a bad name as it is really a play space. And a very creative one. You can't be worried about germs as the toys are very handled and moved around. Some of the spaces seemed rather shop worn but she had a blast!

Thank kelly48571
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed! Visited museum with 2 1/2 yr old and and stayed only one hour as there was not much to really capture his interest. Museum is small with mostly imaginative play, dress up activities rather than hands-on play. The STEM room upstairs had a few building toys and a hot air machine that was fun but most of the spaces seemed messy and uninviting. $24 for 3 people seemed high for what was offered

Thank Sheilaoven
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