If you haven't been to the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum in a while, it's time to load up the kids and take them over to check out the new science center that opens this weekend at the museum on N. Water Street on the Poughkeepsie waterfront.

Science, technology, engineering and math--or STEM as it's more commonly referred to--is the main reason the science center at MHCM was created: to encourage and support early STEM learning because as Lara Litchfield-Kimber, executive director of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum says, "It is never too early to have young children investigate STEM concepts and content."

The science center features several different hands-on experiences from WonderDome's sensory exhibits of light, color and shadows to the science of physics at Link, Lift, Launch! to the spot I found myself challenged in, the ramp building station.

So, if it's been a while or you've never been, the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum has come along way from its early days in the South Hills Mall.

Learn more about all of the exhibits at the museum from their website

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