Mid Hudson Children's Museum

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Address: 75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA Number: 845 471 0589 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

A museum JUST for kids where they can play, learn, explore, discover, have fun and just be themselves? Well, welcome to the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum!

All of the exhibits focus on early learning, science, music, art, community, and allow kids to develop those very important foundational skills!

The exhibits also ensure kids can spend their hours exploring, building, pretending, collaborating, and creating.

The Early Learning Junction is suited for kids up to 4 years of age, ensuring they are ready for their first days at school!

The Science Center is all about STEM, developing those and to make those connections with the world around them. There are exhibits on flight, rockets, magnetism, and building, it's here kids are encouraged to problem solve and collaborate! 

Active kids will love the WonderDome too, which is an immersive play space featuring nine interactive sensory exhibits involving lights and color. 

LOVE construction? Those future engineers and builders in the family should head to Imagination Playground! Using the big blue blocks, kids can build anything they like, from robots, to rocket ships, and even animals. 

Tell Me A Story develops those literacy skills, and RiverTown is all about role play! Kids can create in the art studio, be a baker in the bakery, be a hero in the fire truck, and so much more in the Hudeon Valley kiddie town.

Many special events are held throughout the year celebrating any number of seasonal and cultural wonders, always aimed at families, so keep an eye out for those too!

Imaginative, creative and plenty of kid fun at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, so let's get PLAYING!

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How much does it cost?









FREE for families from 5pm to 8pm the 3rd Saturday of the month


Free Under

1 year.


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Any top tips?


Check out the fun events they host, including STEM and Pizza night and Family Free Night!

I'm Hungry!


MHCM does not operate an indoor café, but they do have a vending machine with healthy and organic snacks.

Healthy Eating You are welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages from home to enjoy in our indoor snack area, on the deck, or in the outdoor pavilion.

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Where is it at?


Off-street parking is available in our private, gated parking lot free of charge to museum visitors. If you are at the museum for a visit – either paid or via a membership/library pass – you will need to trade in your parking lot entry ticket for a validated exit ticket at the end of your visit.

Teachers corner


Children love field trips to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum… and teachers love that MHCM field trips directly support classroom learning! They offers several educator facilitated programs that have been specifically designed to support NYS Learning Standards. Visits with programs also include plenty of time for your students to explore the museum exhibits.

Can I get one of those?


Head to their Gift Shop and take the learning home with a discovery kit or special toy. Purchases can be made at the front desk.

Need a little extra help?


The museum's entrance is facing the Hudson River, and offers both stairs and ramp to assist strollers and wheelchairs in accessing the museum's first floor.

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Baby Facilities

Every bathroom has a changing table.

When can we go?

9:30am - 5pm Tues to Sat / 11am - 5pm Sun

Closed Mondays (except select holiday Mondays & in July & August), plus Jan 1, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving day & Christmas Eve/Day

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