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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
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+1 603-742-2002
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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
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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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Great for the kids!

Lots to see and do at this Children's museum in this great New England town. Visited for the first time with my daughter and granddaughter on her birthday. From the Dinosaur... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Romelle11
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do at this Children's museum in this great New England town. Visited for the first time with my daughter and granddaughter on her birthday. From the Dinosaur exhibits to the hands on music machine, lots for the kids to touch and explore. This seems mostly geared from toddlers to age 10 but the kids I saw... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun indoor activity with lots of interaction exhibits. Geared more towards young toddlers - 10+ years old would likely get bored quickly.

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Thank John C
Dover, New Hampshire, Usa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stimulating way to educate and entertain your kids. Well lighted, friendly staff , professionally managed.Plenty of hands on displays. Down town and parks within easy walking distance. Charming New England town.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This museum is definitely worth your time. It has different exhibits, more than you ever would expect. It has something of everything, all related to either Dover or New Hampshire. I won't go into detail, you need to go and see yourself. You also will be able to visit a Garrison house, that was moved manually in one piece from... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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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Thank Echologist
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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

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Thank akaAnthi
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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