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Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Always has changing exhibits and the hous eis a wonderful trip back in time. Worth the stop and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie R
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Yonkers, New York
Fall Saturday Excursion up the Hudson

Quick trip out of the city on a Fall Saturday: Metro North train and a short walk to this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
garyp281
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Admission price includes a tour of the Glenview Mansion.
While we were there, there was an interesting exhibit on the Hudson River put together by Maya Lin (Viet Nam Memorial).
A small additional fee is required for the planetarium and fortunately we took in the second showing. The host (Mr. Ted??) did an excellent job of setting us up for the program, answering children's questions and narrating the show. Well worth the additional fee.
The house tour, however, was led by a new volunteer and unfortunately did not cover much of the mansion. Instead most of the presentation was on the museum's collection of World War I posters.
Is this a good place to take kids?? Probably depends on the kid.

Thank Afoodie65
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are number of activities for family .Kids friendly ,including Planetarium programs, arts and crafts projects and exhibits.

Thank adventure12347
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always has changing exhibits and the hous eis a wonderful trip back in time. Worth the stop and time spent.

Thank Marie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick trip out of the city on a Fall Saturday: Metro North train and a short walk to this delightful small museum: to see the Maya Lin special exhibit relating to the Hudson River which was thoughtful and beautifully displayed throughout the spaces. The small collection of contemporary pieces including the Red Grooms Book Store was great fun to see. The setting on the Hudson is a perfect viewing point for the Hudson in the fall, but anytime of the year would be interesting. The jewel of the collection is the Historic Guilded Age Trevor Mansion - which has room after room on the ground floor fully restored to it's late 19th Century splendor. Aesthetic Movement, Eastlake, Arts & Crafts - lighting, wallpapers, stencils, lighting and furniture, as well as the architecture - important to see for all who have an interest in decorative arts and design. Pedro, our tour guide, was incredibly articulate and passionate about the house and engaged everyone in the tour to love what they were seeing/experiencing!

Thank garyp281
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We checked out this museum on Smithsonian's National Museum Day, and really enjoyed it. It is not a large museum, but it contains some very nice art, in many different styles, a lot of artwork from the area. They change the exhibits periodically, so that not all the artwork is older works. Part of the museum is the Glenview mansion, which you can explore the lower floor. There is a tour of this, but we didn't take it. There is also a planetarium, that offers several shows daily, some geared specifically to younger children. The view from the grounds of the museum is beautiful, the Palisades and the Hudson River are right there.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We have visited the HRM for several weekends this summer. They offer free music and an assortment of bands, performers, musicians are invited to participate in this opportunity. On Friday, the museum offers free admission before the show. It's a wonderful way to spend an evening!

2  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Great visit for Hudson Valley fans. The south-to-north collection of landscapes by some of our great artists are a delight. Lots of kid-friendly stuff on the lower level, plus the planetarium. Couldn't stay for the evening entertainment, but highly recommend taking advantage of their free admission 5 to 8 pm on Friday and Saturdays until Labor Day. Glenview House, the grand old mansion on the property, wasn't open, but will be back to see it.

1  Thank seestars2014
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We have been taking our family to Hudson River Museum since our kids were in grade school. They are now married with their own family's and their children's children have been visiting HRM with great-grandma & great-grandpa as well.
Such a beautiful view of the Hudson River, a great way to teach the younger generation the history of this area as well as hands on learning for all ages. We visit as a family all year round.

1  Thank D5700YVjoannem
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The HRM has something for everyone.
I wasn't sure if it should be three stars or four, but I'll push it to four because of the great Hudson river museum in the basement - with a view of the river. I just wish the entire museum would be a little "fresher" and cleaner, especially the restrooms, which are showing their age. I guess this is because it's visited by many schools.
There is an ongoing art gallery that changes occasionally. There is a wonderful Hudson River museum and exhibition with interactive models geared for all ages. Some of the exhibits were not maintained enough or weren't functioning but the exhibit is still eye opening.
get to see a lifesize eagles nest, the bark of common Hudson Valley trees in life size trunks, wonderful multimedia displays of the flora and fauna and fish and insects common to the river area.
The art exhibit s are transitional and at the time we were there there was a new age victorian exhibit that bordered on indecent and we avoided it entirely.
The planetarium has hourly shows but as most shows are based on the age of the universe being "billions of years old" (a now completely uncertain number even based on the Lambda-CDM concordance model, and thus is not for serious scholars but might be interesting for those that have never been to one.
The adjoining restored 1870s Glenview mansion was a nice touch with an introductory film at the entrance to the structure. It is quite well maintained if not a bit musty... There is a large doll house with observable rooms that children might enjoy.

All in all an ok place to visit although don't expect to spend more than 2 hours or 3 hours with the planetarium.
Don't forget to ask for group discounts.
There is an elevator for those in need of one with a coat room for coats and strollers.
Staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

I enjoyed taking my family to this museum to view some of the local history. They also display some talented artist. There was a nice planetarium show.

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