Imagination Playground is here to stay and we're celebrating with a week-long BLOCK PARTY! This BLOCKBUSTER exhibit will be popping up indoors and out. Come play!
Museum members were treated to a special exhibit unveiling of the new fire truck on Friday night. Our Membership Manager Felicia captured some of the highlights on video! Become a member and enjoy a year of free admission plus fun events like this!
The dancing started early (....10 am!) and just kept going as people kept arriving. Thank you DJ Dominic for the fantastic playlist!
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DeAnne Martocci
· January 27, 2018
This was the absolute worst experience ever. We have a membership that allows us to travel to other museums and enter for free. We traveled from Schenectady,New York and they would not honor our entra...nce. The girl at the desk showed us the map of the radius which was 90.7 miles but said that the borders overlapped. If you ask me 90.7 is over a 90 mile radius (rules say it has to be over 90 miles). We called our museum in Schenectady and they confirmed we should be allowed to go in as part of the program and also said that they honor families with Mid Hudson Memberships all the time. We also visit the Berkshire Museum al the time which is only 60 miles away from us and they never give us a problem.
Extremely poor business practice as we were turned away at the Mid Hudson Museum. My children were upset...the director that was working today has very poor customer service skills and the Board of the museum should look into her interactions with people from outside the area. Isn’t this suppose to be a family friendly program?! Seems to me like your museum is more ‘business’ than family oriented!
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Ilana Papele Nilsen
· November 28, 2017
Love it. The setting is fabulous, on the Hudson, by the Walkway over the Hudson and the Upper Landing Park. Close to the Poughkeepsie train station and the CIA for lunch. Exhibits change. Great fo...r parties - get the price down by joining as a Voyager Member and then you get to see other museums too. You'll need to be super prompt, but the kids have a great time and everyone gets a ticket to come back. Wonderful place to spend half a day or just an hour to let the kids get some wiggles out. Lots of fun demonstrations and programs. Does a good deal for the community. Highly recommend membership as you may be more apt to use it for short visits when in Poughkeepsie for other things, like breaking up a shopping day or fun after a doctors appointment. See More
Alexandria Graber
· February 16, 2018
This place is awesome for young kids. I have a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old. You can just go in and let the kids play and explore. There are so many different learning exhibits for them to enjoy.
Michael Rhoda
· December 24, 2017
We live near the Strong Museum in Rochester, so it's hard to measure up to that, but for its size it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon with our 4 year old. We spent 3 hours there, everything ...was working, and had lots of fun! See More
Dayna Ferreira
· October 21, 2017
We had a great party. We rented the space after hours for a birthday party. It’s a pretty penny. They are a little over the top about setting up and being out “on time.” If they chilled a bit I would ...give them ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ See More
Nyckeisha Folster
· January 21, 2018
Staff are rude. They yelled at my kids to “cut it out” when there are so many other ways to be polite and talk to young kids. Or simply come to the parent. That is no way to talk to kids and I told th...em and they laughed. Never going back there See More
R Jonah Ritter
· October 29, 2017
Marvelous place. Love taking our grandchildren. Then, if weather permits, walk over to the elevator up to the amazing railroad walkway over the Hudson. If food is on the agenda, go to Lola's for a h...ealthy and delicious lunch. See More
Lauren Donnelly
· October 19, 2017
My just turned 3 year old played for 2.5 hours, he especially loves the air chutes with scarves and the dome on the second floor. Some components are starting to look a little worn, but everything i...s functioning. The new play area under / behind the mammoth fossil looks very promising. See More
Eve Massie
· April 12, 2018
I definitely had more fun then my preschool kids. The Wonderdome has to be my favorite part! Such a cool little space. Thanks for having us!!
Karen Medina
· September 19, 2017
A bit pricey. A really good place for a kid who can maintain attention on one exhibit at a time. Although some things for children who keep running around. Would definitely keep going back if it were ...a little cheaper. See More
Libbie Keane Taylor
· December 11, 2017
I had never been before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. My 6 year old son loved It! I loved It! We had the best time! Can't wait to go back over winter break!
Birgit Jensen
· February 21, 2018
We have two grandchildren , 1 1/2 and 4 years old.
They just loved it
Thank you for creating this amazing place
Dan Weir
· April 15, 2018
My kids could spend all day here. Clean, well kept, educational- all I can ask for.
Nicole Mekeel
· May 26, 2017
We received a one year free family membership from my son's preschool and we try to take advantage of it as much as we can!! It's a great family outting especially on a rainy or cold day. My son loves... going there. The only thing I could suggest is new experiments or switching out more often. The last few times we've gone it's been the same things, doesn't seem to bother my son at all though! lol just the only suggestion I could make. See More
Wendy Gross Alexander
· August 27, 2017
This museum is wonderful and spacious and everything is designed with the needs of children in mind. I encourage all my friends with kids to go there when they visit me.
Brenda Beach Lynch
· January 26, 2018
Best place for kids 0 - 6 to play, learn and explore!
Claudia Lingertat
· February 25, 2017
Enjoyed my time here with two 9 year olds - I was concerned the museum was more for younger children but there was enough for them to do in the STEM area for a few hours - we spent a wonderful afterno...on here creating & exploring! There is a space to sit & eat if you bring food & a vending machine (which was out of order when we went). The museum is steps away from the waterfront and close to the train station, the Walkway on the Hudson & several restaurants - it's an easy day trip if you take the train! See More
Deana Kerns
· August 13, 2016
My kids had a fantastic time. Ages 2,5,8... great place to bring them for a few hours maybe more . We packed a lunch to eat at designated eating area. Parking is validated. And it's clean. We have to many different places like this ( or trying to be like this) and this is one of the best and cleanest.. not the biggest bit still awesome! For a family of 5 it gets a little pricy to visit regularly... but every few months would be good. I'm going to look into season pass See More
Lisa Edwards
· September 28, 2017
Great experience for the teaches them to do a lot of things with their hands
Micah Mike
· September 9, 2016
Best place in the hv for young kids. Lots of activities , clean, staff were warm, friendly and inviting. It's good to know that they provide a buddy system for your child if you need to step away even... to use the bathroom or a phone call so your child doesn't miss a beat a fun! Highly recommend! See More

Rain or shine! There is free parking throughout the City of Poughkeepsie for this great weekend event. MHCM will be there. Will you?

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