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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 8 Attractions in Dover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Children's Museum of New Hampshire invites families to explore amazing creative exhibits that...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We took our three year old twins to the museum. They loved it and so did we. The exhibits were hands on and wonderful. We will definitely come again.

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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 your great experience on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you and your twins again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Children's museum of Dover is a must see place. There is something for all ages from a yellow submarine to a fully "functional" kitchen where children can serve their parents. The staff and volunteers are welcoming and always helpful. Plan to stay a while as children never want yo leave.

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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 your review of our museum on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you had such a great visit. Come again soon! More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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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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39 helpful votes 39 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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19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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51 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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 

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