Independence Day Celebration!


Museum CLOSED during the day
Museum OPEN:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fireworks to follow

                                 

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront can’t be beat as a place to see the July 4th fireworks – and MHCM offers the best view with convenient on-site parking!

Enjoy front row viewing of the July 4th fireworks along the Hudson River, reserved on-site parking, a covered picnic area, AND fun inside the children’s Museum before the big show! Price is per car, so pack up the family and friends and come down to the Poughkeepsie Waterfront!


HURRY! Tickets are going fast and spots in our lot WILL sell out.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online and reserve your spot, or call (845) 471-0589 during normal business hours.

ON-SITE PARKING PASSES
(Includes Museum admission for all occupants; average size parking spot, no oversized vehicles)
MEMBERS: $50 per car
NON-MEMBERS: $60 per car
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

PICNIC PASS ADD-ON: $20 per car
Reserve your spot today by calling (845) 471-0589 during normal business hours.
(Entitles you and your car load to private seating under our waterfront pavilion. Includes one table and seating for everyone arriving with you in your vehicle. Grills, alcohol, and loud music are not permitted.)

WALK-UP MUSEUM ADMISSION ONLY
$12.00 per person
MHCM Members:  FREE

Please Note the Following Rules:

Parking spot is for average sized vehicles. NO over-sized vehicles allowed.

Parking spots are assigned on a first come-first serve basis.

Grills, tailgating, alcohol or smoking, and loud music are strictly prohibited on Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum property. Violators will be asked to leave without a refund.

No refunds are given for NO SHOWS on day of event. If ticket holders do not arrive by 8:30pm, your spot may be cancelled without notice.

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Family Free Night

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 – 12. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Come play!

Outdoor Program: The Art of Balloon Twisting

Program Description:  

Did you know that our very own Ms. Josie is a professional balloon artist (among other things…!)?  Balloon twisting is creative and fun and inspires play while it invites children tap into their imaginations.

Ms. Josie will be leading your little one through all the balloon twisting basics in this one-hour, outdoor workshop.

Be sure to register early for this special program.  Space is limited!

 

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building is currently closed for renovations.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Due to the increase of the Delta variant in our community, face masks are required of all participants.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Balloon Art – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: Mars Rover Project

Program Description:  Rovers are a kind of car-like spacecraft that NASA uses to explore the surfaces of other worlds!  Rovers have gone to Mars and the Moon and have gathered information about terrain of these foreign landscapes.  They also collect samples of rocks, dust, soil and liquid, if any, to be studied by NASA scientists who are looking for possible signs of life. The two active Rovers on Mars are Curiosity, who has been on Mars since 2012, and Perseverance, the newest Rover, landed in February 2021!

Children will read about Curiosity ,the Story of the Mars Rover and learn about Mars’ terrain and how the Mars Rover collects it data. Afterwards, Children will attempt to engineer their own rubber band powered Mars Rover!

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note: The main museum building is currently closed for renovations.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Due to the increase of the Delta variant in our community, face masks are required of all participants.

Registration is now closed.

Pop-Up Science / Mars Rover Project Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pop-Up Science / Mars Rover Project Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our Summer Space Science STEM programs have been developed with the generous support of Marshall & Sterling and Tompkins Mahopac Bank.