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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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We LOVE this museum !

We first visited last year while on holiday in North Conway. We loved it so much, we plan our... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Great Children's Museum!

Took our 20 month year old granddaughter here. She had a blast, and so did we! The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Drayden, Maryland
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible1%
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The Children's Museum of New Hampshire invites families to explore amazing creative exhibits that make learning fun. Discover dinosaurs, submarine, aerodynamics, brain waves, music, art, nature and more. Special area for babies and toddlers...more
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6 Washington St, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820-3814
+1 603-742-2002
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All reviews post office all ages older kids rainy day yellow submarine across the street interactive exhibits great place green screen nice playground mind game river exhibit free parking parking lot birthday party lots of fun we spent hours
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We first visited last year while on holiday in North Conway. We loved it so much, we plan our routes around getting a stop there. So much fun stuff to do for kids and many exhibits seem to change regularly. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harte_Family
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Took our 20 month year old granddaughter here. She had a blast, and so did we! The exhibits are excellent and very creative. If you are an Active Duty Servicemember, or Veteran, the Museum offers a healthy discount. Enthusiastically recommended for children of all ages....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HeloShark
Reviewed August 23, 2018

So Maine was supposed to have a thunderstorm on Wednesday, August 22. Not good for a trip to Canobie Lake Park, which was what we had planned. We decided on the Children's Museum of NH as Plan B. It didn't rain but the grandkids LOVED...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DaveP2010
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited for first time with a 15 month and 2 yr old. Amazingly had to pay $10 for each of them as well as $10 per adult. Found the museum to be run down, somewhat dirty and several exhibits broken/closed. In addition there is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kat s
Neva C, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. We do offer discounts to anyone who holds an EBT Card (they get up to four family members in for $1/each) as well as discounts for retired and current military personnel and their families. We do our...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband & I took our kids, ages 6 & 2, and we all had a blast! There was so much to see and do for this age group, and it was also fun for us adults! If you go in the summer, you may...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Took the granddaughter here during spring break. She loved it, especially the post office and the build it fly it exhibit. It was a nice day and she also enjoyed the playground. Looking forward to going back.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Doug1553
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I have visited this museum multiple times over the last few years with my kids, and have also hosted 2 birthday parties here. I can't say enough about how awesome this place is! A must visit for families!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank melanieaustin
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a small museum, but it has unexpectedly a lot of different things for kids to do. We spent 3 hours there with a 3y/o and a 7y/o, both had a lot of fun. We will come back. Great place to go in a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AnnaDvinsky
Reviewed February 27, 2018

I've been here twice in the past year. What a gem! A few things worthy of mentioning: 1) Use the discounts available-I was able to get a discount pass from my local public library. Also, as a teacher, I got in free with my badge....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank cutietam81
Reviewed February 15, 2018

A great place to bring children! Things for all ages, both educational and fun. Good parking close to museum. Plan 1-2 hours.

Date of experience: August 2017
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October 8, 2016|
Response from Neva C | Property representative |
Yes we are typically open on Columbus Day.
Jeanne M
August 21, 2015|
Response from Neva C | Property representative |
Hi Jeanne, while the majority of our visitors are younger, between the ages of six months to 8 years, a lot of older kids do find our exhibits fun. There's a lot of fun technology used in many of our exhibits, and the Muse... More
Pat H
June 8, 2015|
Response from Neva C | Property representative |
Yes, the Children's Museum of NH has an indoor snack area and you can bring your own food. We also have a park with benches and picnic tables outside for nice weather days.