Kids Activities in Somersworth

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Despite its name, The Childrens Museum of New Hampshire isn't just for children. The mission statement of this non-profit organization centers on "family learning"?that is, creating exhibits that engage both kids and adults in problem-solving activities inspired by the real world.

  • Size: two floors with 16 permanent exhibits that introduce kids (and adults) to art, science, and culture through hands-on learning
  • Crown Jewel: Cochecosystem: Lives Built on the River reproduces an entire river system and shows how textile manufacturing once worked, right down to a four-harness weaving loom
  • Eye Catchers: Glow-in-the-dark cave paintings illuminate the walls in Cave Explorers, and visitors can create their own designs with paint or light-up tubing
  • Hidden Gem: Dino Detective invites guests into a rocky dig site to dig up a replica Triceratops skeleton and learn about how it ate greens without saying "yuck!"
  • Other Hands-On Activities: Build flying machines, create music just by moving your hands, and mail letters at the replica post office
  • Special Programs: workshops and classes involve the entire family in building everything from robots to gingerbread houses
6 Washington St.
Dover,
NH
US

• For $12, you get an all-family pass for a Friday or Saturday night (a $25 value). • For $20, you get a 5-visit play pass (a $40 value). • For $35, you get a 10-visit play pass (a $70 value).

881 Central Avenue
Dover,
NH
US