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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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Fun place!

This was really a fun place to take the grandkids. Lots of things to see and do for all ages! we all had a great time! Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Lucille J
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was really a fun place to take the grandkids. Lots of things to see and do for all ages! we all had a great time! Highly recommend!

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went with our one and a half year old son, most of the activities are geared towards older children, but our son had a great time playing and watching other children play, great place for us to spend a rainy saturday!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The quintessential experience in New Hampshire for youngsters. Provides a necessary learning experience for children of all walks of life. Pleasant location in the center of Dover.

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S.Berwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The children's museum never disappoints. It provides my 6 and 3 year old hours of entertainment! Not to mention mom and dad get to feel like kids again too! If you are in the seacoast this is a must stop for families with small children!

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Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I would say this museum is for children 10 and under. We went on a rainy day so it was super crowded. They do have art projects and a building center. Also have many areas to be creative and a dinosaur center and an area for under 3.

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We recently took our 6-year-old grandson for a first time visit to the museum and he flat out loved it! There is a wide variety of things to do, ranging from constructing plastic foam flying devices (launched from a 30-foot tower), "digging" for dinosaur bones, spending time in a dark cave and piloting a submarine. And there's a lot more,... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Parking was easy (and free) as we arrived to the Museum at the 10am opening time on the weekend. The facility is very clean and interactive. Having not visited previously, I wasn't sure if my 19 month old would be entertained or if the exhibits would be geared toward older children. She loved every minute of it! I suspect the... More 

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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 

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Additional Information about Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Address: 6 Washington Street, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820
Phone Number: +1 603-742-2002
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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