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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

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire invites families to explore...

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 for kids of all agess

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cecile M P

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Cecile M P
Exeter, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
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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 

Thank Mariellen-Exeter
Keene, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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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 

Thank Meg G
Santarcangelo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

Thank Emanuele Z
New England
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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.

Thank D S
Manchester, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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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 

Thank Laura T
Lewiston, Maine
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

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 

Thank 3doglove
Montgomery, New York, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is by far the best children's museum that my family has ever visited! We have grown with this museum over the years. It's best for kids under the age of 7. The exhibits are exciting and engaging for the kids. There are designated areas for the youngest visitors too. We love the yellow submarine for pictures and fun!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This adorable museum is meant for young children. Very fun and has different interesting exhibits that older people can enjoy as well. The second floor is geared for babies and toddlers. Tiny gift shop and they accommodate birthday parties. they do not allow strollers in the museum but they provide baby carriers. Notice: admission is $9 for children and adults... More 

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