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“Great stop with interactive exhibits”

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: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We hit children’s museums everywhere we go with our 4 y/o twin daughters. This place is not huge, but they pack some neat exhibits into their layout. Large submarine, tv studio, restaurant/kitchen, some dinosaurs, train tables, a cave with some neat light elements, large craft/ reading area. It’s pretty solid. Love that you can leave for lunch and come back so easily. 7th settlement brewery across the street and thirsty moose a block away are both very solid with options for kids. Nice town outdoor playground behind the museum. It’s on our rotation and participates with 50% off with our local museum membership.

Thank SingingOTune
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

What a great place for children to learn and play. Very reasonable admission price. Cute outdoor playground for play before/after. Numerous exhibits and play areas for kids of all ages.

Thank GallagherLaw
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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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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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