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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

6 Washington St, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820-3814
+1 603-742-2002
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Fun for the kids

A great place to bring children! Things for all ages, both educational and fun. Good parking close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thomasjb2018
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Dover, New Hampshire
Great stop with interactive exhibits

We hit children’s museums everywhere we go with our 4 y/o twin daughters. This place is not huge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SingingOTune
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Windham, Maine
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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 upstairs. Riverfront setting with playground, benches and picnic tables. Open year round with special events, classes, performances and workshops. Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. Summer Hours (mid-June - Labor Day): Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (17 reviews)
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6 Washington St, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820-3814
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+1 603-742-2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank thomasjb2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hit children’s museums everywhere we go with our 4 y/o twin daughters. This place is not huge, but they pack some neat exhibits into their layout. Large submarine, tv studio, restaurant/kitchen, some dinosaurs, train tables, a cave with some neat light elements, large craft/...More

Thank SingingOTune
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

What a great place for children to learn and play. Very reasonable admission price. Cute outdoor playground for play before/after. Numerous exhibits and play areas for kids of all ages.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Took my granddaughter here. She was just 5. She was happy to stay here for over 2 hours. Everything is hands on. Lots of fun for the kids

Thank bluto011
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Worth the trip! We took our granddaughter (5 years old) while on a recent vacation. She loved it! Lots of things for kids of all ages to do, she liked playing postmaster in the post office exhibit. One of the better children’s activities we did...More

Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My 4 year old loves coming here. He easily spends 4 hours and usually he doesn't want to leave despite hunger pangs! Lots of hands on exhibits. His favorite is the yellow submarine (with realistic equipment to play with) and the Mexican restaurant. He could...More

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My 5 yr old granddaughter wanted to go to a museum, so we took her and her 1 yr old sister to the Children's Museum of NH. We spent about 2 hrs at the museum and they had a good time. I would say 3...More

Thank bmyrick8724
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were planning a trip to Boston's children museum. We then figured that our three-year-old might do better at a smaller and closer venue for her first museum trip. This is not a small museum. We were all thoroughly entertained with so many exhibits for...More

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Was there with grandchildren who are 2 and 4. The museum is very hands on, with a nice variety of exhibits to explore. While technology is very basic we had a good 2-3 hours of fun

Thank izbobh
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Visited with our grandchildren and it was a wicked awesome experience! The hands on approach to this museum was a very interesting, entertaining educationally visit! Four stars from two retired teachers!

Thank Bill C
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Jeanne M
21 August 2015|
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Response from NHChildMuseum | 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
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Pat H
9 June 2015|
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Response from NHChildMuseum | 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.
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