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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

26 Main Street, Peterborough, NH
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Peterborough
Type: Theaters, Museums
Description: In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.
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Clinton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A small gem, with exhibits from several parts of the world, well displayed and documented. This is a good stop that can take an hour or two, with something interesting for all ages.

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The building itself is worth checking out, but they also have fun unusual events and displays. Well worth a visit.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I and our son and daughter-in-law and our four-year-old grand daughter spent a good two hours there and we learned a lot in the museum on the first floor, which includes a wonderful library and comfortable places to sit and read. The second floor is like no other place I have ever been. It is designed with... More

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Islesford, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Extraordinary Museum experience. A completely unique examination of world culture and experience through an amazing, eclectic collection of artifacts, textiles, music, visual art. performance. Nothing like it.

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Pepperell
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This gem of a museum is one of those places you can appreciate as an adult, but bringing a child or grandchild is just so special. They can explore little nooks with costumes, musical instruments and puppets just to name a few. Just being exposed to so many of the world cultures is wonderful as an adult, but the little... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you're looking for a place for your kids to learn about different cultures while having a blast, this is it! Puppet shows, musical instruments, puzzles, and great photography are just some of the things you and your family will enjoy!

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Mariposa Museum is definitely a low-budget production, but manages to produce exhibits that are interesting and thought-provoking on a consistent basis. I don't know that I'd recommend it as the destination venue of a cross-country trip, but for locals it's worth a family membership card.

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A beautfiul exhibit - mostly owned by a single woman who has since passed away. Nadia, the Curator at the museum spent so much time with us - explaining so many interesting things. Certainly time well spent.

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

On the expensive side to enter if you have to pay full price (residents could check out a free pass from the town library the last time we went), but they sometimes have free events, and the place is wonderful. So much to see and do. I especially like the musical instruments from around the world upstairs. So did my... More

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I don't know if I can say anything about the Mariposa Museum, It has to be experienced. If you are an inquisitive person who loves beautiful things, you'll love it here.

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