The Children's Museum at Saratoga

The Children's Museum at Saratoga

The Children's Museum at Saratoga
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This two-story fun and educational museum teaches children about STEM, history, literacy, and is a great place to make new friends and meet people in the community. Learn through hands-on activities in a mock schoolhouse, fire department, bank, and many more! Children will engage through self-led activities and challenges as well as the Museum's amazing public programs free with admission.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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sharyur_123
134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Took grandchild here on a rainy day and was impressed how much she enjoyed it. Hardest part was persuading her to leave. Staff was friendly, facilities were clean and parking easy. So much to keep kids occupied and having fun. Will be going back again.
Written February 20, 2023
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ManonaBug
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We absolutely love the children’s museum!! It is perfect for our three young kids. Super clean and very organized. Staff at the front desk are always super polite and friendly, especially to the kids ! We love going so much that we got a family membership for the kids as a Christmas present and we have already used it’s worth in visits! The exhibits are so cool and everyone really seems to enjoy them! The museum closes down from 12-1 for a quick cleaning / reset and the staff is a huge help on assisting you with grumpy kids who don’t want to leave! My oldest daughter did NOT wanna go and a very nice staff member helped explain to her that the museum needed to “take a nap” and she walked right out! The only downside is how insanely packed it gets on Saturdays, wish there was a cap for the amount of children / people allowed at once. There has been a few issues with older kids playing rough, but that’s more of a parental watching issue than the museum’s fault. Overall a definite go to if you have young kids !!
Written February 14, 2023
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Tom M
New York City, NY77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This museum is best suited for very young kids toddlers and probably not over five or six years old.
To be fair the museum was just getting started after moving locations.
The activities and exhibits are very rudimentary my daughter who is eight was bored pretty quickly. For adults accompanying their kids there's not much for the few places to sit no Café no food or coffee just standing around over your child banging away at things. I hate to be dismissive but I wanna be honest for the sake of review and make sure that anyone reading this has the right expectations.
If I had to do it again I would because there's not a lot of kids-specific things that I could find in Saratoga.
The museum took up space in a very large building and I would imagine over the years they will do a lot to improve expand what is currently there. Again to be fair I was there at the first week of their opening.
Written July 30, 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
This is a very small children's museum. Definitely not worth the $40 spent. The kids were bored after only two hours. Very very little to do. In a nutshell don't waste your time. I will rate this Average because the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Written October 24, 2019
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JaniceLynn2013
Huntington, NY11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The museum was fun and the kids enjoyed themselves (ages 2 and 6) but the building was hot even though it was only April. we went during Spring Break so there were a lot of kids there and i would say there was just the right amount of kids. I can only imagine during the summer months how busy it can get and I would not want to try and keep an eye on my kids during such chaos.
Written May 1, 2019
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sibby
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Took friends 3 yr old & 6yr old. They had a great time and it had things that kept both ages groups busy. It was busy but enough space for kids if area got crowded we could move to another room. Parking lot small but can use lots few blocks away. You can leave for lunch then go back for more.
Written March 12, 2019
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NaderProperties
Maple Grove, MN143 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
My 3-year old was like “that’s it?” Dirty, not well maintained, won’t return. Too bad since we had high expectations.
Written November 10, 2018
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Kmmmmm
Saratoga Springs, NY62 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
This poor excuse for a Children’s Museum is dark, dirty and disappointing. But that doesn’t stop them from charging top dollar and being disengaged and snooty at the door as they take your money.
Play stations are in disrepair and some haven’t been upgraded in decades. They could invest in a few lightbulbs at the least to brighten up this depressing and cramped environment.
Have been to other cities (Ithaca, Rochester) whose children’s museums shine. This place is an embarrassment. Saratoga deserves and can do much better by its kids and families.
Written November 7, 2018
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disneyguy333
Clifton Park, NY509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
I brought my 6 y/o daughter here for one of her friend's birthday parties. Her friends parents had booked a private party, which gave them the run of the place after hours for 2 hours. The attention to detail throughout the 2 story museum is amazing. My daughter loved every inch of the place and can't wait to go back. The renovated upstairs offers a grocery store, bank, fire truck, diner, veterinary clinic and schoolhouse. Each area was sponsored by a local business that represented the theme and they did an amazing job in creating a world of make believe for children of all ages. They also have a huge gift shop that offers pretty much every Melissa & Doug toy, puzzle or craft they've ever created. A must visit if in the Saratoga Spring, NY area.
Written July 16, 2018
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rachaelkirk
Centereach, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
This is the best children’s museum! We have stopped multiple times and spend the day. You can pack a lunch and eat inside. The price is affordable and it is hours of play. I have 4 children and my 11 year old plays like a kid always at this museum. Worth the stop! :)
Written July 9, 2018
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