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DiMenna Children's History Museum

Upper West Side
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Address: 170 Central Park W, New York City, NY 10024-5152
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(2212) 873-3400

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Fun for a 6-year-old and an 11-year-old.

My 11-year-old son and I recently met a girlfriend and her 6-year-old daughter here and I was very happy that the museum held both of the children's attention for several hours... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2014
Carver, Massachusetts
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New Rochelle, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

From the website, my 7 year old twins and I looked forward to our 1st visit two days ago, What a disappointment. Cramped into a tiny space in the basement, the exhibits were more focused on text and not interactive enough for kids. My kids are frequent museum attendees. Other than one exhibit on financial currency, this was the least... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

It was late to go to the Children's Museum of Manhattam, so we stopped by the DiMenna Museum. From outside it looked promising, as they have a really nice batman car exposed in the entrance and the propaganda is well done. We paid $20 each adult, kids were free. For $40 dollars, we expected a much better place. It may... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Very educational, learned a lot about American history . You can get a free wristband if you play a game. Great for Americans who moved to another country and forgot about American history. If your kids don't want to learn the history just play the game and they will love it! Greatest museum ever been!

Carver, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

My 11-year-old son and I recently met a girlfriend and her 6-year-old daughter here and I was very happy that the museum held both of the children's attention for several hours. Although small, t has very cool interactive exhibits.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Located on the lower level of the New York Historical Society, the DiMenna is entirely devoted to history -- history of the country, of New York and its boroughs, baseball, women,immigration, etc. It has a lot of "hands on" exhibits and is perfect for kids from about 7 to 12. We were also able to go on a history scavenger... More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Located on the bottom floor of the New York Historical Society building, this children's exhibit opened late last year. It is geared toward elementary school aged children, and helps them learn about the history of New York through experiences of children their own age during different periods. My 5 year old and 9 year old spent several hours exploring the... More 

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