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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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Address: 6 Washington Street, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820
Phone Number: +1 603-742-2002
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Children's Museum of New Hampshire invites families to explore amazing...
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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Kids always have a great time!

So much for kids to do! I have a toddler and a pre-schooler and there are plenty of age-appropriate activities to keep them entertained for hours. Even an area for babies to crawl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

So much for kids to do! I have a toddler and a pre-schooler and there are plenty of age-appropriate activities to keep them entertained for hours. Even an area for babies to crawl around away from the activity of the older kids. I think the price is a little steep, and disagree with charging admission for adults as well as... More 

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share a review of our museum on trip advisor. We're glad you found plenty to do for your kids. We are always working on our activities and exhibits to ensure there are fun things to do for a range of ages. Your comment about our charging for adults is one we hear often. We... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Perfect place to spend a cold afternoon! The kids were tuckered out and had a blast. Highly recommend to all families and we will be back!

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a top rating in your review! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. More 

Somersworth, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful time! Lots of exhibits and interactive play stations. All learning opportunities. Also very conducive to socializing with other children of various ages. I had just as much fun as my nephew. The museum was clean with foaming hand cleansers throughout the facility. Bathrooms were easily located on both levels, were roomy and clean as well. Parking... More 

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely and detailed review of what visitors will find at our museum. Our staff takes pride in offering excellent customer service and creating an environment that's as much fun for kids as it is for adults. We get a lot of compliments on how clean the museum is and we work hard at... More 

Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always fun to go to this museum. Our grandchildren love it. Afterward we can picnic outside in warm weather. Great variety of exhibits.

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are always happy to hear from grandparents who enjoy visiting with grandchildren! Hope to see you again in warmer weather. - Heidi Duncanson, Communications Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took our three year old twins to the museum. They loved it and so did we. The exhibits were hands on and wonderful. We will definitely come again.

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your great experience on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you and your twins again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The Children's museum of Dover is a must see place. There is something for all ages from a yellow submarine to a fully "functional" kitchen where children can serve their parents. The staff and volunteers are welcoming and always helpful. Plan to stay a while as children never want yo leave.

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your review of our museum on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you had such a great visit. Come again soon! More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The museum is a great, safe place to bring kids from crawlers to about 2nd grade....Lots to do and a fun day for all. (The adults will learn a thing or two also)

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit. We're glad you had a great time with your grandchildren and hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful small, family atmosphere. Colorful and engaging for all age groups.Many ares to have fun and explore. Learning while having fun.

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a 5-star rating! Our staff works hard to design engaging exhibits and activities for a variety of ages, and we appreciate your positive feedback. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I used to go to the old museum in Portsmouth and coming here, I have to say, I'm incredibly disappointed. It's nothing like the old one. Most of the exhibits are broken and they are all definitely geared towards older children. The three and under section doesn't even have anything remotely scientific. I won't be coming back.

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

We're sorry you had a disappointing visit to our museum. When we expanded and moved to Dover 6 years ago, we did make changes to the exhibits and layout. Our toddler area was designed by our educators to focus on sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, as well as fine motor and gross motor skill development. We did not... More 

Beverly, Mass.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

To start, my children age 4 and 6 had fun and seemed to enjoy our visit, which ran from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a lengthy lunch break. We arrived via a day trip on the Amtrak Downeaster train from Woburn, Mass. It was a great way to visit for the kids but not cheap or quick. A... More 

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ChildrensMuseumNH, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such a detailed review - so helpful for potential visitors to know how easy it is to reach us via the Downeaster. More 

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