Independence Day Celebration!

July 4, 2022 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM


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.

To purchase your tickets and reserve your spot, call (845) 471-0589.

(Includes Museum admission for all occupants; average size parking spot, no oversized vehicles)
MEMBERS: $50 per car
NON-MEMBERS: $60 per car
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.)

$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.