We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 6 Washington Street, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820
Phone Number: +1 603-742-2002
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
fun

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
D S
,
Brewster, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brewster, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lewiston, Maine
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montgomery, New York, United States
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great for kids from ages 2-12. So many things for them to see and play with. I have a 1 and a 2 year old so some things were hard for them to understand, but they still had fun. Heck, I had fun. I thought the exhibits were cool and interesting for being kids stuff. A Must see if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dover, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
S.Berwick
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Children's Museum of New Hampshire also viewed

 

Been to Children's Museum of New Hampshire? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Children's Museum of New Hampshire and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Children's Museum of New Hampshire staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?