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“A Please Touch Museum designed for kids”

Children's Museum of Manhattan
Ranked #225 of 1,096 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 older children, Activities for young children
New York City
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“A Please Touch Museum designed for kids”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

This is a great place for kids to explore, learn, and just have fun.It is as it should be- kid friendly. It is staffed by people that encourage the kids to try things out. For those with young kids, there is a nice carpeted reading area, as well as lots of learning/ play "stuff"- older kids an explore the newer exhibits.It is for kids up till about eight years. Location can't be beat-on the upper west side -83rd street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. There are plenty of restaurants choices on Broadway and Amsterdam. Time recommendation depends on age of kid. IT is good for about an hour for the really young ones.

Visited February 2011
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New York City, New York
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47 attraction reviews
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“A Visit with the Children”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I found this museum disappointing. The games and other events weren't as good as I had hoped.

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NYC
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“Day out”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Kids loves it. Everything at their scale. Be sure to eat across the street at Cafe Lallo. Cafe Lallo is A MUST!

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Ithaca
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“Too small and crowded”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

We went on a Saturday and it was packed. You could hardly move and it was very expensive. Our two young children had enough to occupy them for about an hour. Luckily, it is in a great location and something to do on a cold or rainy day.

Visited October 2011
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anguilla, bwi
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“my kids could go here many days in a row and not get bored!”
Reviewed 4 December 2011

We have been here countless times. They change some of the exhibits, but not others. my kids enjoy seeing the familiar ones, and also exploring the new ones. I think it's time very well spent for kids 5 and under. When we go, they are happy for hours and it's hard to get them out. for kids over 5 or 6 years old, i think there is a little less to keep them occupied for hours, maybe one third of the museum is for the kids a little older, say up to age 12

Visited November 2011
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