Award winning museum is the ideal destination for families with young children ages 0-6. With exhibits and programs that focus on art, literacy, science, health and the local community, the Museum is a popular destination that provides an educationally rich environment for family engagement and purposeful play.Located in the heart of the historic waterfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Metro-North train station, the Walkway Over the Hudson’s Elevator, fabulous restaurants, and two waterfront parks. Free onsite parking. Family Free Nights offered on the third Saturday of each month from 5-8 p.m. Recognized as an Autism Supportive Environment℠ Partner with sensory aids available. Participates in reciprocal museum membership programs of ACM and ASTC (Note: some geographic restrictions apply). Winner Dutchess Tourism Family Entertainment Award of Distinction Awarded the 2019 Leading Edge Award for Business Practice by the Association of Science-Technology Centers for our creation of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
Due to COVID-19, many local businesses have adjusted their hours and operations to adhere to NYS-mandated safety measures and to protect visitors’ health. Before you visit, please check their individual websites or call them directly to learn more. For general visitor information, please go to our landing page here.
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