New York State

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is dedicated to getting kids moving, thinking, discovering, and creating. Located in the heart of the historic Hudson Riverfront in Poughkeepsie, the museum’s exhibits span a wide range of subjects to provide children with the opportunity to develop foundational learning skills. Interactive programs include hands-on activities that introduce children to shapes and sounds, plant and animal life, moon phases, ecology, geography, and core science concepts. Field trip programs are based on grade level and focus on topics in such as constellations, magnetism, electricity, paleontology, engineering, chemistry, nutrition, and more.
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Contact Info
Address: 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Dutchess County. Tel: 845-471-0589. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM, Sun. 11AM-5PM. Contact: Peter Jacobsen, 845-471-0589, ext. 17,
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-2nd. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue