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Children's Museum of Manhattan

Upper West Side
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Address: 212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number:
+1 212-721-1234
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.

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Our kid love the place

Big place and good for children. Its free from 5PM. A lot of things to do there. Very recommended!!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kfar Saba, Israel
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time bringing my 6 and 9 year old Grand kids here! Lots to do that kept their interest and attention. 4 stories of creative and stimulating fun activities. Great time had by all !

Thank Iris24
Kfar Saba, Israel
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big place and good for children. Its free from 5PM. A lot of things to do there. Very recommended!!!!

Thank yuvalkamin
Manila, Philippines
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286 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could reprimand my friend for recommending this place to me. Was super disorganized and chaotic. As soon as you enter it's a circus and jungle. I get the props are supposed to be educational but it's a mess. Space is so small it can be claustrophobic for some people. Enter with caution.

Thank Carlo12377ph
Canton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

While visiting friends we took my 21 month old here and he absolutely loved it! It was the perfect place to get all the wiggles out and see some new things! The American to Zanzibar was such a cool exhibit, I really enjoyed it! Can't recommend this place enough if you have a toddler who needs some room to run.... More 

Thank Kathleen P
Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It's more like a play group/ kids center we know in Europe. My little one had great time and didn't want to leave. Definitely I'm doing it again when I'm back with kids .

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My family and I were visiting New York City for a little weekend family trip and our visit here was my son's favorite part of the trip (in his own words). While we were there, we over heard a mother urging her child to leave with "We've been here 7 hours!" and the child still did not want to leave.... More 

Thank Entropia8
Beacon, New York
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

In short, the museum is for much younger children. My 6 year old comment it was for younger children stating what I found obvious, so did she. I would say the museum is for 4 years or younger. The Boston's Children Museum was much better and versatile for all ages

Thank TheDadofOz
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Took my son here one afternoon for some fun and educational. The place is nice but very generic, I appreciate all the education into different cultures but it just needs to be brought into new technology. My 4 year old can work a camera and compose a slideshow and here they have plastic fruit and a wooden cash register. So... More 

Thank DrSidneyShaw9004
Ra'anana, Israel
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited there with a 2 year old and it was crowded with lots of families with children and all seem to be busy and enjoying themselves. They could have more WC space and diapering spots for the "main group of clients"..

Thank shmuel b
Fair Lawn, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Took our grandchildren there. crowded, noisy, expensive. Needs to be redone, for example, kitchen area offered kitchen appliances but nothing for the kids to pretend with (no pots, plates, food, etc)

Thank Barbara I

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