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The Children's Museum at Saratoga

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Address: 69 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3202
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+1 518-584-5540
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about science,...

This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about science, history, community living and the arts through hands-on activities in a mock schoolhouse, fire department and bank and through challenges such as encapsulating themselves in a giant soap bubble.

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Cute local museum

We took our two year old when visiting Lake George. It was a bit smaller than expected but the space was well utilized and there are many nice exhibits. Our little guy had a great... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Ellen W
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Have not been here in about two years...very pleasantly surprised at the changes! Took my two year old grand daughter here ... she loved it! Lots of freedom ... all hands on!! Pretend in a boat in a marsh full of animals, in a treehouse, on a train, in a store, a bank, cook in a restaurant, be a firefighter,... More 

Thank Deborah S
Fayetteville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a nice little museum that has just undergone major renovations. It is full of hands on exhibits that encourage children to get their hands into the activity up to the elbow. They have a store, a garden, a diner, a bank, a room full of build to discover projects and it's just plain fun. If you have kids... More 

Thank Peter9872014
Ballston Lake, New York
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We took our 2 year old granddaughter to the museum and she loved it! We were impressed with all of the themed play areas and friendly staff. Hope to take her again soon.

Thank Gloria O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We took our two year old when visiting Lake George. It was a bit smaller than expected but the space was well utilized and there are many nice exhibits. Our little guy had a great time in the 1.5 hrs we spent there,

1 Thank Ellen W
Troy, New York
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Great day filled with exploratory fun. Each section of this children's museum was exciting - Geared for pre-school - Kind age. Loved the upstairs village. Gift Shop was surprisingly reasonable - Good quality treasures that will continue imaginative play.

Thank reemartin
Gansevoort, New York
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The best place to take the kids to explore and learn. So much fun ,you find yourself and the kids spending the whole day. rainy days are the best. I love the fact that it's hands on and they have special days for our kids that have special needs. My son having ASD loves this place and the staff are... More 

Thank AnnetteLee822
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Recently visited family in the Albany area and brought them, in tow with my 2 year old grand nephew, to this museum. Small but fantastic museum. He was entranced for hours. Loved the soapy water balloon maker, the diner, the mailroom, the floating Bernoulli (sp?) effect balls riding on a stream of air. He enjoyed every minute! We had about... More 

Thank David G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hang out with our 4-year old. He enjoyed the bubbles, mosaics, train table, and play kitchen. It's small, but well worth a visit with smaller kids. They host birthday parties also.

Thank Jenny_and_Carlos
Saratoga Springs, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Had the family in for the holidays and there were a number of grandchildren. Took them here on a rainy day and we all enjoyed ourselves, especially the children. Very hands on atmosphere and totally kid friendly. Could easily have spent the entire afternoon. If you have small children, this is the place for you!

Thank Ann3020
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The kids will love this of all ages. Many hands on things to do for the kids. The adults will feel like kids again. Great price for the fun!

Thank Melinda N

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