The Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Description:Formerly the Portsmouth Childrens Museum, this is a brand new museum in a newly renovated space in downtown Dover with exhibits exploring the cultural history of the area to a toddler play space, this museum has a little something for everyone. Also a great place to have a birthday party!
A D D R E S S
Address 1:6 Washington St
Address 2:
City:Dover
State/Province:NH
Zip Code:03820
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 - 5 pm
(Open Mondays 10 am - 5 pm only during summer, school vacations and selected holidays.)
Click on the calendar for most current schedule.
Admission:ages 1-59 $7.00, 60+ $6.00
Telephone:(603) 742-2044
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Leah Dwyer, Co-op Member
We took our three year old daughter here on 8-3-2019 for the first time. She was excited as soon as we walked in the door and she could see some of the activities. She had a blast the entire time we were there. There are a lot of different areas to explore and the activities are fun and educational. She particularly enjoyed the area where wind tunnels blew scarves into the air, the restaurant area where kids can prep their own food, and the "cave" area where she could do her own cave paintings.

There are activities for all ages (kids up to at least 8-10 would find something to enjoy) and for younger children, there is a play area reserved specifically for those under two which is a nice addition. The price is reasonable for the activity and guests can get a stamp for same day reentry if they want to leave for lunch. There are clean bathrooms and changing facilities, as well as an indoor area designated for snacks as they are not allowed throughout the entire museum. They also offer party options.

There is a park and a playground right next door to the museum, so we made the most of the day with play time in the park and a picnic lunch. This makes for a full day and allows for cost savings if you want to bring a lunch instead of eating out. Parking was free for us because we went on a Saturday and the lot had plenty of room. I am not sure how a different time of year would impact the availability, but going on a weekday would definitely incur a parking fee. Overall, we had a great day and would recommend the museum.
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