Children's Museum of Manhattan, New York City

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  • Ride of a lifetime in New York who will with young children. Enjoy a rainy day because the Museum is all indoor. There are 4 floors with many activities. The best part is the sand tank, the kids go crazy.
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  • We have visited a handful of other children's museums around the country and we had high expectations for NYC, but this place just didn't deliver. The activities were not as well done or engaging as o...  more »
  • Driblamos a cold absurd in New York to meet the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Are 4 floors of sectors focused on motor skill activities, with a focus on family health (food, sleep and etc). 2 sectors were closed (let's dance and 1 floor). Unfortunately the site does not have diner and continued to make meals, so on a cold day this becomes a terrible obstacle and we get less time than expected. If you need to offer snack for children or eat, have to leave the site, and can always return. I found this absurd case of toddlers! All other Children Museum that we had cafeteria or dining space. And I also found restricted bathroom options for the number of people and size of the place. (Only in 2 story and has one of them is very small).
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  • For toddlers and even a bit older children it is a great place to take them. Lots of things to do in this museum. My child on average will spend three to four hours exploring the whole place. The best part is that every few months they have new exhibits so you always see something new to explore. Not only a place to play but almost everything they have is very educational. Be warned it can get crowed. So if your kid is shy or doesn’t like crowds I would suggest to avoid the weekends and after two on weekdays.
  • Great place for kids, you do need a whole day in order to be able to explore and play. No cafeteria and no food allowed but they let you go out and return as long as you still have the stamp. Great time.
  • Agree with the reviewer that said it was an over hyped Gymboree place. It was packed when we got there at opening on a Saturday. My kids are all young so it seems like a great place, but then there are all the other kids that are acting crazy and not being controlled. Much like at a playground. Except you paid for this " playground" and you're gonna have to suck it up. Not really " "museum-y", but fun for kiddos. Gift shop is filled with Melissa and Doug toys and there are bathrooms. Don't think I'd come again, unless it was the free target night honestly.
  • For children under the age of 5 this place is great. Lots of activities, learning experiences, and they change the exhibits often and sometimes have performances. The second floor is getting a bit dated, but there’s enough to keep a child interested for hours.
  • It's not that great since I really think that it's more for kids 5 & under. It's also pretty crowded on a busy day and not a big museum. Parking is definitely expensive around here and admission is not cheap. I really don't see why adults have a $14 admission fee since all they do is watch over the children and they don't get to play with any of the exhibits. However, there are plenty of educational facts that can be found throughout the museum. Give it a try if you have a young child younger than 5 years old but the museum is just not for me. A waste of money in my opinion but that's probably because the museum was very boring in my opinion. I do not plan on coming back again.
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