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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
Owner description: In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.
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Type: Theaters, Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Volunteers were very knowledgeable, friendly. Didn't have time for full tour, but next time will make sure we do.

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Bennington, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cute little museum with ever changing themes for children. Lots to do and some hands on stuff too. My grandchildren love to visit when they come to visit.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

When I recently read about this museum, my husband and I decided to take our 9-year-old grandson for a visit. (We live in CT; he lives about 35 minutes from the museum). What a delight! The chocolate exhibit was most interesting..... and we each enjoyed our chocolate samplings! Was very nice to see how the history of chocolate was incorporated... More 

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Westchester County
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Mariposa is a very sweet little museum--best for children. The gift shop looked interesting too.

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Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very well thought out exhibits with a plethora of hands-on, interactive stations for children and adults. We visited while the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" exhibit was going on, which outlined the history of chocolate making and the current state of the industry, complete with cacao beans for smelling, chocolate for tasting, and a Willy Wonka inventing room for kids... More 

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Contoocook, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

went with my daughters and 2 grandchildren ages 2 and 11. lots of colorful, interesting and well captioned artifacts, many of them available for wearing, touching, playing and pretending. friendly, informed staff, light and airy building in a charming new england town.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 reviews 20 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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