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“A hands on museum for kids”

Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Took my granddaughter here. She was just 5. She was happy to stay here for over 2 hours. Everything is hands on. Lots of fun for the kids

Thank bluto011
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"interactive exhibits"
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"great place"
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"river exhibit"
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My 4 year old loves coming here. He easily spends 4 hours and usually he doesn't want to leave despite hunger pangs! Lots of hands on exhibits. His favorite is the yellow submarine (with realistic equipment to play with) and the Mexican restaurant. He could play for hours "taking orders" and bringing me "lunch". In the busy summer months and weekends there are also projects the kids can make and take home (see the calendar of events on the webpage) and museum employees that do extra "floating" exhibits like the flight demonstration. There is a little tikes section with a huge Brio train that is a favorite. Even though the museum is not huge, they have packed so many fun exhibits into every corner, it is totally worth the $10 admission. They don't have a cafeteria, so plan accordingly. They do have a few areas to eat your own snacks in. Lots of family restrooms, too. The only thing I think they need to add is a mother's room for breastfeeding (although there is a corner upstairs designated for that purpose, it's just not as private as I would have liked).

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My 5 yr old granddaughter wanted to go to a museum, so we took her and her 1 yr old sister to the Children's Museum of NH. We spent about 2 hrs at the museum and they had a good time. I would say 3 - 5 years old is the sweet spot for this museum. The NH seacoast has a lot of other things to do as well.

Thank bmyrick8724
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were planning a trip to Boston's children museum. We then figured that our three-year-old might do better at a smaller and closer venue for her first museum trip. This is not a small museum. We were all thoroughly entertained with so many exhibits for younger children. It was a rainy day, so it was a bit crowded. We plan on coming back soon when it might be less crowded. Fun day!

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Was there with grandchildren who are 2 and 4. The museum is very hands on, with a nice variety of exhibits to explore. While technology is very basic we had a good 2-3 hours of fun

Thank izbobh
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