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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

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26 Main St, Peterborough, NH 03458-2420
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Wonderful Exhibits

We thoroughly enjoyed the multicultural exhibits. For a small place, there was so much to see. We... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Rowena H
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The World at your door.

The Mariposa Museum always relates its exhibit to the big picture of the World and its cultures... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Françoise B
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In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.
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26 Main St, Peterborough, NH 03458-2420
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the multicultural exhibits. For a small place, there was so much to see. We took our time looking at all the items displayed. It was also fun to play the various instruments and drums. We came away with such a good feeling.

1  Thank Rowena H
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Mariposa Museum always relates its exhibit to the big picture of the World and its cultures. All the continents and many countries are represented by artifacts displayed in their numerous vertical cases. The musical instruments area is always popular with the young visitors.

Thank Françoise B
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

This is a small museum full of interesting items and cultural information. We spent about an hour there. A worthwhile visit.

Thank SusieGP
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

My kids and I went here, and I cannot say enough nice things about the curator, staff, and the museum. There are so many interesting and educational things here. My kids especially loved the instruments from around the world. I love that the museum is...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

What a hidden gem filled with culture from all around the world, THE most charming museum and gift shop. Appropriate for everyone, especially for grandparents and grandkids!! I loved it, hadn't been in there in ages, and it has changed for the better, while retaining...More

1  Thank Patty R
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Always good to stop in and check out the ever changing exhibits and to keep up on upcoming events. Current exhibit is Rich Entel's Menagerie, a collection of animal sculptures built from recycled musical instruments and cardboard.

1  Thank douglasmichael2016
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

Mariposa is such a fascinating museum. My friend and I were lucky enough to get there yesterday, just before a new exhibit opened with a display of zoo animals made of corrugated cardboard and discarded string instruments. It's hard to describe, but it was fascinating....More

Thank Dorothy D
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

So many quirky and interesting things to explore!! Was nice to have so many things that are "hands on". A fun place to visit.

Thank Shells3535
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

Small museum full of interesting items representing worldwide cultures. By far a very pleasant surprise

Thank Dana B
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

A hands on museum. Fun for kids and grown up alike.. A trip around the world in one building. A great rainy day option for kids when on vacation.

Thank Ruth L
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