Camps, Classes & Workshops

If you are looking for a class, camp or workshop, the Children's Museum of New Hampshire has a lot to offer a wide range of ages. You can choose from:

  • Science Classes that run throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring in 6 week sessions
  • Adult/Child Workshops are one hour fun themed workshops scheduled during busy vacation weeks and other times throughout the school year
  • Summer Camps for ages 4-6 or 7-11 scheduled July through the end of August
  • Partner Science Camps for ages 7-12 scheduled during the summer and offered by outside educational groups, hosted here at the museum

Adult-Child Workshops

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Amazing Art Adult/Child Workshop
Tuesdays, February 19 or 26, 2-3pm

Make stunning works of art to take home in this fun, hands-on adult/child workshop. We will be exploring the art style of Dale Chihuly with each participant making a shrink paper sculpture - that will look like blown glass! You'll also get to design and create marbled tile coaster art. Registration is required. Cost is $10 per adult/child pair for Members, $15 per adult/child pair for non-members, and $5 per additional child. Cost does not include admission. Recommended for ages 5+.

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Shocking Science Adult/Child Workshop
Fridays, February 22 or March 1, 2-3pm 

 Join us for this startlingly science-filled adult/child workshop where you will play games to learn about circuits and electricity – and then make your own paper circuit that really lights up! Explore static electricity with eye-opening experiments and make a static electricity craft to take home. Registration is required. Cost is $10 per adult/child pair for Members, $15 per adult child pair for non-members, and $5 per additional child. Cost does not include museum admission. Recommended for ages 5+. 

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Science Classes

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Thursday Junior Science Class:
Wild Weather!

Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 10:15-11am

This spring, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, will learn about wild weather - thunderstorms, heatwaves, and blizzards - oh my! Explore these weather phenomenons with hands-on science experiments, open-ended crafts and more.

These classes run for 6 weeks Classes are $60 for Members and $70 for Non-members. Pre-registration is required. Please note that registration for these classes end one week before classes begin. Learn more about what we do in these classes over on our Junior Science BLOG!

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WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds on camps or classes unless we are able to fill the spot taken up by your child(ren).


Monday Junior Science Class:
Wild Weather!

Mondays, March 4 - April 8, 1:30-2:15pm

This winter, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, will learn about wild weather - thunderstorms, heatwaves, and blizzards - oh my! Explore these weather phenomenons with hands-on science experiments, open-ended crafts, and more.

MEMBER PERK: The museum exhibits are closed on Mondays, but smaller siblings and parents who are museum members will have access to the Primary Place exhibit to play while class is in session (45 minutes).

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WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our science classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds on camps or classes unless we are able to fill the spot taken up by your child(ren).


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Tuesday Homeschool Science Class: Simple Chemistry

Tuesdays, March 5 - April 9, 2-3pm

Messy mixtures, fizzy fun, and more; our homeschool science students, ages 6-10, will learn all about chemistry this spring! Young scientists will get to try experiments, make art projects, and even do some engineering projects in this hands-on science class.

Classes are $60 for Members and $70 for Non-members. Pre-registration is required. Please note that registration for these classes end one week before classes begin.

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WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds on camps or classes unless we are able to fill the spot taken up by your child(ren).


2019 Summer Camps at CMNH!

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The Children's Museum of NH offers summer camps for two different age groups – for children ages 4-6 and 7-11. Camp size is limited to 12 students per program.

Registration will close one week before each camp begins.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds on camps or classes unless we are able to fill the spot taken up by your child(ren).


Discovery Camps

4-Day Camps for ages 7-11

Mondays–Thursdays, 9:15am–1pm
Fee: $150/camp for Members & $170/camp for Non-members

Our Discovery Camps are for kids ages 7-11. These camps focus on bringing art and science right to kids’ fingertips, and explore a wide variety of topics with hands-on STEAM activities and exploration. Kids will eat lunch during this camp. Choose between the following camps:


Summer 4-Day Discovery Camp: FLIGHT - BUILD IT, FLY IT!

Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 259:15am-1pm

This summer campers ages 7-11 can learn all about the history of flight through experiments and projects! Make your own model flying machines to take home from hot air balloons to stomp rockets! We will be crafting and inventing in the museum’s STEAM Lab and testing our inventions both in and outside of the museum.

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Summer 4-Day Discovery Camp: S.T.E.A.M. SCIENCE AND ART

Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8, 9:15am-1pm

This summer makers and scientists ages 7-11 will get together in the STEAM Lab to try out amazing science experiments and interesting art projects. From mysterious mixtures to slimy sculptures this is a great place to get messy and creative, learn through science exploration, and take home some really cool art projects! Join us for STEAM Science and Art Camp!

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Summer 4-Day Discovery Camp: TINKERERS, MAKERS AND ENGINEERS

Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15, 9:15am-1pm

This summer, campers ages 7-11 can practice engineering and inventing in this hands-on STEAM camp! Do you love to design? Do you love creative problem solving and building stuff? Do you love getting just a little bit messy? Join us for a week of tinkering, making, and engineering! Each day will have a different theme, and will include engineering challenges, projects to take home, and hands on science lessons.

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Mini Camps

3-Day Mini Camps for Ages 4-6

Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9:15am-Noon
Fee: $90/mini-camp for Members & $100/mini-camp for Non-members
This is a great first summer camp experience for children ages 4-6. Each mini-camp features exclusive time interacting with museum exhibits, hands on activities, crafts, stories and a snack. Children must be 4 years old on the first day of camp and be able to use the bathroom independently. Each mini-camp focuses on hands-on, interactive learning.

Please note that registration will close one week before each camp begins.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds on camps or classes unless we are able to fill the spot taken up by your child(ren).


3-Day Summer Mini-Camp: WILD AND WIDE AWAKE!

Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25, 9:15am-Noon

Campers ages 4-6 will learn about the many local nocturnal creatures that come out at night when we are asleep.  Find out how they have adapted to survive in our area. Campers will learn about several NH creatures as they engage in creative hands-on learning each day!

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3-Day Summer Mini Camp: STORYBOOK STEAM

Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1, 9:15am-Noon

Even our youngest visitors (ages 4-6) can explore STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/ Art/Math). Do you have a young scientist at home that also loves books? This is the perfect camp! We’ll read wonderful picture books and then do experiments, activities, and crafts that match. We’ll explore topics from animals to art to the stars--and beyond!

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3-Day Summer Mini Camp: OOEY GOOEY CHEMISTRY

Tuesday, August 6 - Thursday, August 8, 9:15am-Noon

This summer, mini campers ages 4-6, will get messy learning some basics of chemistry. We will explore chemical concoctions, kitchen chemistry, messy mixtures and more! Young scientists should come in their play clothes because this fizzy, bubbly, sticky, foamy, and fun chemistry camp is super messy and super fun!

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3-Day Summer Mini Camp: ALL ABOUT WEATHER

Tuesday, August 13 - Thursday, August 15, 9:15am-Noon

What’s more fun to talk about than the weather in the hot, hot summer months? Junior scientists (ages 4-6) will explore rain, clouds, the sun, wind, snow, and more by doing hands-on interactive experiments; creating open-ended crafts, listening to stories, and learning fancy scientific words.

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3-Day Summer Mini Camp: YES, YOU ARE AN ARTIST

Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 22, 9:15am-Noon

This camp is designed to encourage the artist that exists within each camper! Using a variety of materials, each child, ages 4-6, will engage in the process of creating sculptures, wearable art, and much more. Campers will explore their creative potential and go home with some fabulous works of art! End the session with a mini art show for all to attend!

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Mad Science Camp

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MAKERS of the Future Camp
July 29-August 2, 2019, 9am-3pm

The Children's Museum is excited to partner with Mad Science of Maine to unleash your child's inner scientist by offering an exciting week of MAKE-ing for ages 7-12. This cutting edge camp is guaranteed to inspire emerging inventors, designers, engineers, and tinkerers. STEAM thinking gets activated through hands-on exploration with intelligent robots, stop-motion animation, game design, and app-enabled building blocks that stimulate innovation. Campers follow the inventor's cycle as they snap together electronic building blocks to create various gizmos and gadgets. Discover the FUN-damentals of programming with three intelligent robots that have big personalities. Build mechanical devices to solve problems and invent an app-enabled smart car. They move from the past to the present of game design as they lead an animated character on an adventure using coding blocks. Take a look back at early animation and then move to the present using green screens to create animation shorts. Make and take-home an electric wiggle bot, circuit creature, moving picture device, mechanical grabber, and so much more. This camp shows every child that the future is theirs for the MAKE-ing! Cost is $285 per camper. Registration for this class is handled through Mad Science, not the Children's Museum. Click here to learn more about this camp.

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