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Independence Day Celebration!

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 MHDM 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 Mid-Hudson Discovery 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.

(Includes museum admission for all occupants; average size parking spot, no oversized vehicles)

MEMBERS: $55 per car
NON-MEMBERS: $65 per car

PICNIC PASS ADD-ON: $25 per car

Reserve your spot today by calling (845) 471-0589 during normal business hours.
(Parking pass must be purchased. 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.)

All sales are final.

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 Discovery 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.


July 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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