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“Summer Family Fun!”

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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My husband & I took our kids, ages 6 & 2, and we all had a blast! There was so much to see and do for this age group, and it was also fun for us adults! If you go in the summer, you may want to bring towels/bathing suits for kids because there is a great playground right outside with a splash pad. We also brought a lunch/ate inside the museum (no cafe inside/just snacks sold), and that work out perfect for the littles. We hit the playground and splash pad after the museum was closing. Perfect ending to our perfect day at this museum! Side note: Parking is not free.

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"post office"
in 19 reviews
"all ages"
in 18 reviews
"older kids"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 9 reviews
"yellow submarine"
in 5 reviews
"across the street"
in 4 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"great place"
in 10 reviews
"green screen"
in 3 reviews
"nice playground"
in 3 reviews
"mind game"
in 3 reviews
"river exhibit"
in 3 reviews
"free parking"
in 3 reviews
"parking lot"
in 5 reviews
"birthday party"
in 4 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 4 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Took the granddaughter here during spring break. She loved it, especially the post office and the build it fly it exhibit. It was a nice day and she also enjoyed the playground. Looking forward to going back.

1  Thank Doug1553
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have visited this museum multiple times over the last few years with my kids, and have also hosted 2 birthday parties here. I can't say enough about how awesome this place is! A must visit for families!!

Thank melanieaustin
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a small museum, but it has unexpectedly a lot of different things for kids to do. We spent 3 hours there with a 3y/o and a 7y/o, both had a lot of fun. We will come back. Great place to go in a cold winter day.
There was enough free parking in the area, but I can see how parking might be an issue on an extremely busy day. There are also quite a few restaurants nearby to have a family lunch after.

Thank AnnaDvinsky
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I've been here twice in the past year. What a gem! A few things worthy of mentioning:
1) Use the discounts available-I was able to get a discount pass from my local public library. Also, as a teacher, I got in free with my badge.
2) I love the hands on concept of this museum. Everything is meant for hands-on exploration.
3) I went one summer day, when it wasn't very crazy. That time, my then six year old and his cousins loved the dramatic play portion-the post office and the green screen/tv area. Tons of fun had by all.
4) I went today-February vacation-so much busier. However, even with the increased numbers, it was still enjoyable. It was nice to see a shift in what my son played with-he explored the ball run and the flying experiment for long periods of time! It was more crowded, but still manageable. Went with my son, a friend, and a three year old. The three year old was just as entertained.
5) There are tons of local places to eat afterwards. We went to 7th Generation Brewery. I found them to deal well with children.
6) The staff at the museum were friendly.
7) I loved the wide array of activities available in the museum. From crafts to dramatic play to more engineering type activities, to music based activities to the wonderful play section for littles....
Overall, I'd recommend this museum. It is a great way to spend a few hours.

2  Thank cutietam81
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