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

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
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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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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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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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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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17 reviews 17 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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