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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
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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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Great place for young kids

I took my two year old son and two year old nephew during Christmas break. The museum was very busy but the 2-story layout allows for plenty of room to move around. My boys... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Alvaro V
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I took my two year old son and two year old nephew during Christmas break. The museum was very busy but the 2-story layout allows for plenty of room to move around. My boys enjoyed the submarine, building and racing cars, dinosaur digging, arts & crafts, music making, trains, and much more. Thee museum maintained their attention for over two... More 

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Thank Alvaro V
Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were in the area and had free admission. It was one of the better children's museums I have been too. My children 6 and 8 enjoyed it. I do feel it is better geared towards younger children. Even so my kids had a blast. It did get crowded towards late afternoon as it is a smaller museum. It was... More 

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Thank Ashley H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited with our grandchildren several times. It is always interesting. The kids love to do the crafts, dinosaur excavation, various games to name a few. We took them when they were a year on up. Now at 6 & 9 they still love it.

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Thank Cecile M P
Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Friends of ours joke that they sometimes borrow neighbor kids so they'll have an excuse to visit the Children's Museum of NH. This place is fantastic - even big kids love it! There are so many really interesting things to "try out". The musical wall where patrons are encouraged to make their own music was one of my favorite things.... More 

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Thank Mariellen-Exeter
Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great birthday party at the children's museum. There was a private room for the kids to play, draw, and build a sailboat. Adults could visit and enjoy the activities led by a museum employee. After snacks and birthday cake everyone was ready to explore the museum. A perfect place for the perfect party, People arranging the party paid a fee... More 

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Thank Meg G
Santarcangelo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My three daughters enjoyed all the games that we did all together. It was so funny and very interesting!

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Thank Emanuele Z
New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We LOVE the Dover children's museum. They have many great exhibits here. A wall of music, post office, dinosaur digging, full kitchen, wooded area, helicopter, mind meld, castle, and more. We go a few times a year with the kiddos, always stopping at La Festa for lunch and going to the toy store Noggin Factory across the street. It is... More 

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Thank Lisa-Marie W
Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We visited with 5 kids ranging from age 7 thru 14. There was something for all of them to do and enjoy. Plenty opportunities for hands on exploration and fun.

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Thank D S
Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been to a number of Children's Museums in the New York/New England area and this one was excellent! My two children, ages 4 and 6, happily spent about 5 hours playing here. It was pouring outside, so the museum was probably far busier than usual, but it never felt too crowded. It's spacious and there were plenty of... More 

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Thank Laura T
Lewiston, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum but only for a short while. It was a little expensive at $30 for two adults and one child but very clean, brightly lit and lots of things for older kids to do. We have a young 2 year old and though he could touch and explore almost everything, most of the exhibits appeared to be... More 

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