MHCM is the ideal destination for families with young children. With exhibits that promote play and early learning, the museum welcomes over 70,000 visitors each year. Exhibit galleries include: Early Learning Junction, Rivertown, The Science Center @ MHCM, Imagination Playground, My Backyard Adventure, and The Children’s Garden @ MHCM. The museum also features weekly drop-In educational programs, and is a popular location for birthday parties as well as weddings and other private functions in its outdoor riverfront pavilion.
MHCM is the ONLY children’s museum in the Hudson River Valley between the larger New York City and Albany areas. The museum is located in the heart of the historic waterfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station, the Walkway Over the Hudson’s Elevator, fabulous restaurants, and a new city park.
The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization that is supported by admission and membership sales, program fees, donations, and grants. MHCM is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), and the Museum Association of New York (MANY).