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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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Address: 6 Washington St, (Gps Setting for Parking: 10 Henry Law Ave), Dover, NH 03820-3814
Phone Number: +1 603-742-2002
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Children's Museum of New Hampshire invites families to explore amazing...

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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Exciting!

If you are with small kids, then definitely go to this museum. They have a lot of great attractions and the staff is very friendly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are with small kids, then definitely go to this museum. They have a lot of great attractions and the staff is very friendly.

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Something different in the Dover, NH area for a kid's b-day party. Alot of interesting exhibits and activities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I first found out about this trip when I accompanied my children on a field trip for American History. We were picked up by a trolly (Which I did not know we had in Dover) and taken to the Museum. The children enjoyed it and was fascinated to see an original Gable roof structure from the 1800. I have been... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I had a family membership with kids ages 5 and 3 this past year. We visited the museum many times and while it helped find us something to do during the winter months, I would rate this as average for a children's museum in a small city such as Dover. When compared with Portland and Boston, the kids just run... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had a wonderful time! Kids were 8 and 3 and they especially loved the interactive displays! They were visiting from their home state of Hawaii (with their parents) and lucky for us they were able to expend a lot of energy during our visit. The 8 year old (girl) really liked the dress up/tv screen area; while the 3... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It was a wonderful place to go. The kids had fun. It is smaller then other ones that I have been too. There were still lots of things to do. They had staff walking around if you had questions. One thing was that some of the room activities were closed as it was the weekend. It wasn't busy with lots... More 

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Ivyland, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went to the Children's Museum on a road trip from ME to CT, because my sons (aged 2.5 and 6) were getting antsy in the car. The museum does not have a large "footprint" but they really make a *great* use of space. There is something for everyone - I saw teenagers building Jenga-type towers, doing the brain wave... More 

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I think this is the best Children's museum I've come across even if it is not the largest. Plenty of exhibits and some really smart ones, such as the brain wave competition, and the build your own flyer. The new sandbox is inspired, and a good one for older kids learning geography. Whilst not aimed at my 9 year old... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My children love visiting the children's museum and were thrilled to find a new exhibit in the prehistoric section. The sandbox let's children see different continents projected onto the sand.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a relatively small museum. There is a limited amount of free parking outside, and nearby metered parking. A new outdoor exploration area is under construction. Our grandkids love this place. The activities seem best geared from toddler to about 8. Kids can spend considerable time delivering the mail from the small mock up post office. This is a... More 

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