​​KidVenture's venue for 2019 is at Dutchess Community College
Dutchess Community College is located at 91 Cottage Road in Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


KidVenture is designed for kids ages 3-12 years
The whole family is welcome. Activities are designed for children ages 3-12.

How much are tickets?
Please check back soon for ticket prices.

Are tickets good for both days?
Please check back soon for ticket prices and pass information.

Can I leave KidVenture and come back later? (Re-entry)

Guests will receive a wrist-band upon entrance for same day re-entry.

Where should I park?
Parking is available at the Dutchess County Community College. Shuttle buses will run the duration of the event from the City of Poughkeepsie and will be handicap accessible.

​​How much does parking cost?
FREE parking will be available in Lot D on the campus of Dutchess Community College.

Handicap accessible bus transportation will be available in the parking lot for those needing assistance.

My teenager wants to be dropped off with some friends. Is that okay?
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I bring my pet?
Only Service animals are allowed on the College campus.

Where can I find a map of the attractions/events?
Attractions and map will be updated as the event gets closer.

Is KidVenture indoors or outdoors?
There will be attractions and events both indoors and outdoors.

What if it rains?
KidVenture will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather outdoor activities, if possible, will be moved indoors. 

Where can I find the restrooms?
Restrooms are available inside Falcon Hall, Dutchess Hall, Drumlin Hall and inside the Center for Business and Industry.

What is included with admission?
All wrist-banded guests will have access to interactive exhibitor booths, performances, the Touch-A-Truck and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Can I bring my own food?
Outside food and beverage is not permitted at KidVenture.

Will there be food available for purchase?
Yes! A wide variety of food trucks offering snacks and beverages will be available.

We have purchased tickets and can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
No refunds, returns, or exchanges. You are welcome to donate your tickets for those who might not be able to afford to attend.

We would like to stay for the whole weekend.  What are local lodging options?
There are plenty of lodging options in the Hudson Valley. Please visit the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce's member directory HERE or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 for more information.

Who do I contact if I or a family member has special needs?
This event is inclusive of all abilities. If there is a specific concern please call (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000 for more information.

Where is the lost and found located?
Lost items will be sent to and held at the Ticket booth at Lot D and can be claimed there.