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Storytime! May 24, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
Storytime!
May 24, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive!  This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time May 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
May 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Join us as we prep for this year’s garden!

The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques.

This program is free with museum admission.

Museum Showcase: Long, Long Ago May 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Museum Showcase: Long, Long Ago
May 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm

What is that giant skeleton that greets you as you come up the museum’s staircase?  It’s the Hyde Park Mastodon!  We’ll learn about the Mastodon and how the remains of this giant creature were unearthed nearby.  Then we’ll do a hands-on paleontology activity. This program is included with museum admission.

MEMORIAL DAY – MUSEUM OPEN May 29, 2017
MEMORIAL DAY – MUSEUM OPEN
May 29, 2017
PLANNING RETREAT – MUSEUM CLOSED May 30, 2017
PLANNING RETREAT – MUSEUM CLOSED
May 30, 2017
PLANNING RETREAT – MUSEUM CLOSED May 31, 2017
PLANNING RETREAT – MUSEUM CLOSED
May 31, 2017
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Grand Opening Celebration June 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Grand Opening Celebration
June 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a Strawberry and Lemonade Social as we celebrate the opening of Poughkeepsie’s new farmers market!

Get to know amazing vendors, learn about our local farms, and get your hands on farm fresh food!

The Market’s Grand Opening Celebration will include music by DJ Domenic Entertainment, face painting for the kiddos, and special prizes and give-aways!

Be sure to bring your shopping bags!

Free parking at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum with overflow parking at Waryas Park (free) and the Poughkeepsie Train Station (free after 6pm).

Sensory Hours June 11, 2017 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Sensory Hours
June 11, 2017 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sensory Hours allow families with young children with autism and other sensory integration challenges to explore MHCM exhibits in a modified environment with reduced sound, designated quiet spaces, extra visual signage and sensory aids.

Sensory Hours are held the second Sunday of each month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  Preregistration is required, as space will be limited. Please note:  Sensory Hours are for young children ages 0-8 as MHCM gallery spaces and exhibits are designed for little kid bodies.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $8;  non-members: $10

Click here to register and purchase tickets.

Sensory Hours are presented in partnership with the Anderson Center for Autism and the Dutchess County “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” Initiative, and are made possible with support from Stewart’s Shops.

Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market June 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
June 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MHCM is partnering with local farms from throughout the Hudson Valley to bring farm fresh food to residents and visitors of Poughkeepsie.  We invite you to discover, shop and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

 

Market Location: The Pavilion at MHCM (75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY).  Free onsite parking with overflow parking at Waryas Park.

Market Hours:  Mondays 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm from June 5 through October 23, 2017

CLICK HERE to meet our Market Farmers and Vendors

 

Family Free Night June 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Free Night
June 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MHCM is open late and admission is FREE from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the THIRD Saturday of every month. Please note:  this event is intended for families with children ages 0-6. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Family Free Nights are sponsored by M&T Bank. Come play!!