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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
+1 845-471-0589
Review Highlights
A fine time for grandkids.

We took our 2 granddaughters aged 11 and 9 to the museum. While some of the areas were for younger... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanne O
Weirton, West Virginia
Great grandkids day

Visiting family on a very cold day for March. Suggested an afternoon for the kids. Worked out... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Dan P
Clinton, New Jersey
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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.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
+1 845-471-0589
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 granddaughters aged 11 and 9 to the museum. While some of the areas were for younger children, 3 hours cheerfully occupied their time. There are many fun educational opportunities here.

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting family on a very cold day for March. Suggested an afternoon for the kids. Worked out nicely. Plenty of fun things for the 4 year old. Some things for the 1 year old. Although crowded there was nice working room.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 19 January 2017

It was a first experience at the Children's Museum on a Friday morning, with my grandson who is just a little over one year old and walking. He had been given a membership by a wonderful friend for a holiday gift. The parking is easy...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It's really not that impressive if your kids are pre-teen n older, so stick to visiting here if you have youngsters. The planetarium is pretty cool, but once again only for lil guys say 2-7. I believe older kids won't like this place as much....More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the children's museum with our 20 month old son. We went on a Tuesday afternoon so it wasn't busy. There are 2 floors of different types of exhibits for kids to explore. The ground floor lets kids discover a firehouse and small fire...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the museum. There are great exhibits for children of all ages. My son loved playing with the trains and track downstairs. Wonderful way to keep are toddler entertained. We are definitely getting a membership which pays its way after...More

Thank salem1977
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stopped in with our Grandson for his birthday. The museum is small but is packed with wonder. Their is a mastodon skeleton, different things such as a kitchen, fire truck, large foam tinker toy building blocks, a wall to make mazes that balls roll...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lots of interesting exhibits for the whole family. A good educational stop which will enhance your knowledge.

Thank 204Glenn
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My son's class went a few times during the school year. The staff were really good with the children. They taught the children a bunch of new and fun things. The whole class always seemed to enjoy themselves.

Thank Jae M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the children's museum. It is a great place to bring your child for a rainy or winters day. There are plenty of things for them to do hear. They run special programs for arts and crafts. You can join at...More

Thank stormcloud187
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Would an almost 10 year old enjoy the exhibits at this museum?
4 August 2016|
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Response from theoldman65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I agree with John P. The scientific experiments are definitely worth it, even for an adult.
Norberto R
I would like to know if this is close to the metro north station? also what are the nearest hotels by the metro north?
2 July 2015|
Response from Lara L | Property representative |
Yes, we are a 2-3 minute walk from the train station (on the same block, across the street toward the river). The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel is located in downtown Poughkeepsie. We like them!