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Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) is the ideal destination for children and families. With exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, early STEM, health and the local community, the Museum provides an educationally rich environment through which children have the opportunity to develop foundational skills, to engage in purposeful play, and to develop interpersonal connections. MHDM provides early learners impactful and nurturing programs and spaces that help foster imagination, creativity, socialization skills and the ability to understand the world around them.

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) is the ideal destination for children and families. With exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, early STEM, health and the local community, the Museum welcomes 80,000 visitors each year and provides an educationally rich environment through which children have the opportunity to develop foundational skills, to engage in purposeful play, and to develop interpersonal connections. MHDM provides early learners impactful and nurturing programs and spaces that help foster imagination, creativity, socialization skills and the ability to understand the world around them.

MHDM is the region’s first and only hands-on science center. 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, fabulous restaurants, and two waterfront parks.

In 2022, MHDM opened Science Revealed!, a dynamic science gallery that creates meaningful and memorable engagement for families with children up to age 12. The exhibition consists of 17 custom-made, hands-on science exhibits that invite visitors into full-body physical exploration of motion, air, forces, fluids and magnetism. In 2016 MHDM opened two new learning spaces: The Science Center @ MHDM to advance STEM education, and The Children’s Garden @ MHDM to teach families about growing their own food.  The Museum is dedicated to engaging and serving a diverse audience of families from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and of all abilities and needs through special admission and membership programs.

In 2017, MHDM launched the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market – a public farmers market bringing farm fresh produce to City of Poughkeepsie families, residents and visitors. The Market operates Monday afternoons in the Pavilion at MHDM from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm, seasonally May through October.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Various programs for children and/or Families

Location:

75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
United States

Phone:

(845) 471-0589

Family Free Night at Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum

Dates: 
04/21/2024
05/19/2024
Time: 
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Location:

75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
United States

Phone:

(845) 417-0589 x915

POUGHKEEPSIE WATERFRONT MARKET

Dates: 
05/21/2024
05/28/2024
06/04/2024
Time: 
2:00pm - 5:30pm