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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Six Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820
603 742 2002
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Dover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: The Children's Museum of New Hampshire invites families to explore amazing creative exhibits that make learning fun. Discover dinosaurs, submarine,... more » Owner description: 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 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. « less
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Beverly, Mass.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

cary,nc
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had our 2, 4 & 10 yr. old grand kids out for the day. All 3 loved the hands on experiences they had. Definitely try the relaxing game. How amazing! The 2 yr. old loved the trains, submarine & post office. They didn't want to leave even after over 2 hrs. there.

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

Thanks for posting your review. We're glad your grandchildren enjoyed the visit so much! More

Dover, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My wife and I moved to Dover about 2 years ago and we have 6 Grand kids. During their visits we have included visits to the Children's Museum many times as a great experience. We have even hosted a birthday party for one of our grand daughters and 10 of her friends, they had a ball! The hands on exhibits... More

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

We appreciate your 5-star review and hope to see you again soon! More

Pembroke, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We are returning for a third year now in the next couple weeks with our two boys (3 and 1) meeting friends from Maine also with little ones. We love this little museum and the playground right outside. The kids have so much fun playing hand drums, ringing the bell on the trolley, playing music by touching the wall, investigating... More

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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 this review, Tim, and we appreciate the recommendation to visit our neighbors at La Festa Pizzeria as well. We look forward to seeing you soon! More

Middletown, Connecticut
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Smaller children's museum but the admission is priced comparatively to reflect that. Older building repurposed well. My favorite room was the beaver dam with the wall of windows overlooking the mill by the river. My tip for visiting would be to go at peak lunchtime; once a school group vacated I could actually breathe again and our kids could actually... 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 post this review of our museum. The spring is our busiest time for school field trips so we welcome people to call us ahead of time to see if a large group is scheduled. Most groups come between 10 am and 1 pm, then have to leave to go back to school, so afternoons... More

Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This place is great for young, active children. Everything is touchable and interactive. The spaces are open and clean. Fun for the whole family, but best for children under the age of 10. We were able to get a discount from our local library.

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

Thanks for the 5-star review, Jeanne! Many public libraries within a 1-2 hour radius have passes that offer half-price admission, so it's definitely worth checking with your library ahead of time. There are currently 65 libraries in NH, MA and ME that have our passes! More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visited last fall with my two-year-old niece. She had a fantastic time. Lots of interactive gadgets for kids to play with. It was a great afternoon. They have a fun gift shop. If you live in Dover, you can get free passes at the library.

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

Thanks for sharing your review. Many libraries do have passes to visit the museum, but the program offers half-price rather than free admission. It's still a great savings over the $9 regular rate. More

Dover, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I take my three grandsons two are 2 years old and the oldest is 4 . They all love it.. so many busy and fun things to do. The oldest favorite is the submarine. They have alego area where you make a car and race it down a track. Also a dinosaur area where you pretend to dig up bones.... More

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

Thanks for your review, Frank - you covered so many of visitors' favorite areas to play and explore! And yes, we do have a new Orange Leaf frozen yogurt up the street. The other nearby restaurants and shops make Dover a great destination for a family day trip. More

Dover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a lovely place to take your grandchildren on a rainy day or on one of those very cold winter days. So much to see, do and experience. No matter what their interests are or what their learning style is, there is something for every child here! Don't miss this hidden gem in Dover . . . . check... 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 this great review, and we appreciate that you shared a recommendation of where to eat in Dover, too! Hope to see you again soon. More

Tha Bo, Thailand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

When I was a nanny for a 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl - this place made for a wonderful way to spend the morning or afternoon. There are activities to suit all sorts of ages, interests, and abilities. You can find something great to do on each floor. The family I nannied for had a membership - which I... More

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

Thank you for sharing your review of our museum. We love our river-front location and adjacent playground in the park. The playground will be getting a major makeover in 2015 so it will be even more fun for kids. More

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