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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
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Brought the grandkids!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dover, New Hampshire

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Dover, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank M L
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Alison K
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

Thank Cathy C
Exeter, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have an annual membership and take my granddaughter often. they have a great selection of interactive activities. a great website for calendar of events so you can plan ahead. great location for in-town walking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the better children's museums. It was fun with a lots of interactive play spaces. My favorite was the green screen! You can transport yourself to other place or look like you're flying. My 5 year old enjoyed a replica submarine equipped with sonar. There is something for everyone here! Go after lunch and spend the whole... More 

Thank Asg007
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum when my son was a state finalist for the water fair. I got to roam the museum while he presented his project. The museum is terrific. My older son had a great time playing with many different things even though he is in middle school. The museum has something for everyone. It's a must go... More 

Thank Meredith H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The museum was nice and the kids enjoyed it. It was clean. The parking was free, once we found it. My wife thought that $40 for 2-3 hours of entertainment at this venue was a little much. Last year we tried the one Portland and thought that was a better value for the money. Many of the exhibits were only... More 

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