Visit: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Since I’m a Hudson Valley girl I love nothing better than bragging about all the wonderful places this area has to offer. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is one of these gems. The welcoming dog sculpture greets visitors at the main entrance where the staff awaits and is friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The two story museum has educational learning and play areas for all age groups that will have you wanting to join in the fun. The first floor has RiverTown where children can shop for groceries then go to a mini kitchen and pretend to play, prepare and cook food. The colorful items and utensils are equally exciting. As I approached the second floor, an enormous 12,000-year-old mastodon replica greets you. (Most interesting was this skeleton was discovered just miles away! ) Through the interactive stations, I was drawn to the tangible spaghetti-like lights that were dangling. A tactile item for sure. With it’s location along the Hudson River, you can walk the grounds, view the beautiful Hudson river and picnic on the premises. Definitely a must visit and is most welcoming spot.