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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820
+1 603-742-2002
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Ranked #2 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, 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. « less
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Dover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The museum is a great, safe place to bring kids from crawlers to about 2nd grade....Lots to do and a fun day for all. (The adults will learn a thing or two also)

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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 a review of your visit. We're glad you had a great time with your grandchildren and hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful small, family atmosphere. Colorful and engaging for all age groups.Many ares to have fun and explore. Learning while having fun.

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

Thank you for posting a 5-star rating! Our staff works hard to design engaging exhibits and activities for a variety of ages, and we appreciate your positive feedback. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I used to go to the old museum in Portsmouth and coming here, I have to say, I'm incredibly disappointed. It's nothing like the old one. Most of the exhibits are broken and they are all definitely geared towards older children. The three and under section doesn't even have anything remotely scientific. I won't be coming back.

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

We're sorry you had a disappointing visit to our museum. When we expanded and moved to Dover 6 years ago, we did make changes to the exhibits and layout. Our toddler area was designed by our educators to focus on sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, as well as fine motor and gross motor skill development. We did not... More

Beverly, Mass.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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45 reviews 45 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

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