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“Great place for little ones to spend an afternoon”

Children's Museum of Manhattan
Ranked #257 of 1,192 things to do in New York City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 31 May 2018

More of a safe, educational play area than a museum, it was still a great place to take my two-year old granddaughter. Three floors of things for her to explore, climb on, and more. The third floor was especially good for toddlers - small slides, a peek-a-boo window, a giant light board, and more. We spent over an hour and a half just on this floor. The second floor had some wonderful musical and kitchen/grocery shopping activities. The only down side was the older kids that were running around, sometimes causing chaos. Where was an adult supervising them?

Thank leeek2016
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"worth the entry fee"
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"nice museum"
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

For a children museum it's a bit small and priced at approx $13 per person but for folks who lives in Manhattan I guess it's the only game in town. It's not a place suburb folks would drive out for since you gave your own local children museum. Came here on a Sunday and tickets were comped from employers corporate partnership programs. Otherwise it's a bit expensive and small.

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Our daughter had an absolute blast.. played herself to exhaustion.
Seen from the eyes of a little one it was spectacular. Playrooms with different activities cater to different ages.

The biggest problem is many of the parents turn their kids loose and check out, sitting in the corner buried in their phones. Which I'm sure is lovely if you have older ones but get your 8 year old out of the area for the little's. Did you not just see your kid grab from mine or shove another one.

Given the hype we expected a bigger more engaging space. We enjoyed it a lot but expected more. Would go again.

1  Thank Far_From_Home45
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I brought my daughter here a few times and both times she had a blast! It's not something I would recommend frequently as you can pretty mush see and do everything in an hour so as a regular your kid might get bored. But my daughter and I first visited when she was 9 months, then 2 or 3 and then 5 and each time was magical for her.

Thank Serenidad Q
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

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 other places. But if you have children with you in NYC this will keep them busy for at least a half day.

2  Thank Layla O
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