Camps + Classes

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

  • Science Friday Summer Workshops happen throughout the summer for kids ages 6-11 and are based on some of our most popular school group lessons
  • Science Classes that run throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring in 6 week sessions
  • Summer Camps for ages 4-6 or 7-11 scheduled late June through the end of August



Science Classes

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Monday Junior Science Class: My Five Senses

Mondays, September 17 - October 29, 1:30-2:15pm

This fall, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, will explore the five senses through interactive experiments, science-inspired art projects, stories, and more. This inquiry based science class will have explorers seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting their way to becoming sensory experts.

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).

These classes run for 6 weeks and there no class on Columbus Day (October 8th). 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 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).


Thursday Junior Science Class: My Five Senses

Thursdays, September 20 - October 25, 10:15-11am

This fall, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, will explore the five senses through interactive experiments, science-inspired art projects, stories, and more. This inquiry based science class will have explorers seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting their way to becoming sensory experts. These classes run for 6 weeks

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.


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Tuesday Homeschool Science Class: Ecology

Tuesdays, September 18 - October 23, 2-3pm

This Fall, homeschool students, ages 6-9, will learn about plants, animals, and ecosystems through hands-on activities and experiments. These classes run for 6 weeks. Please plan for outdoor exploration time each day and dress for the weather! 

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.

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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.


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Science Friday Summer Workshops

These special workshops are for kids ages 6-11, and are based on some of our most popular school group lessons! Kids can enjoy a 45-minute lesson led by a museum educator, followed by free time to explore the museum with parents. Workshops are $8 per child and families get in at a discounted rate of $6 per person (for Non-members: Members get in free to play) to explore the museum during the lesson. Please note that anyone who stays for free time in the museum must be supervised by a grown-up. 

Pre-registration is required and sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis.


Friday, August 17, 1:30-2:15pm     
DIGGING DINOS

Today’s Digging Dinos Workshop will teach kids the scientific method as they experience the process scientists go through to answer their questions. Be a paleontologist for the day as you dig in to a “mini site” with other scientists-in-training, and identify the dinosaur you unearth! 

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



2018 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: CHASING DINOSAURS

Monday, July 23 - Thursday, July 269:15am-1pm

Learn all about dinosaurs in our Dino day camp! Kids ages 7-11 will be investigating links between dinosaurs and modern day birds through hands-on science activities. Dig for fossils, make a dinosaur bone, and enjoy dinosaur games and crafts! This is the perfect camp for curious dinosaur lovers.


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

Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9, 9:15am-1pm

From messy mixtures to slimy sculptures, it’s science and art STEAM day camp! Kids ages 7-11 will make some beautiful works of art and learn through hands-on science experiments each day. The camp will culminate with a mini-science and art fair on Thursday. 


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

Monday, August 13 - Thursday, August 16, 9:15am-1pm

Do you have kids, ages 7-11, who love to design? Do they love creative problem solving and building stuff? Do they 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: WEE ONES SUMMER EDITION

Tuesday, June 26 - Thursday, June 28, 9:15am-Noon

Campers ages 4-6 will enjoy some of our favorite aspects of our popular weekly PRE pre-k program - Wee Ones! Enjoy singing, movement, circle time and hands-on activities. We will also explore music, art and animal science.


FULL - 3-Day Summer Mini Camp: INCREDIBLE ANIMALS

Tuesday, July 24 - Thursday, July 26, 9:15am-Noon

Campers, ages 4-6, will explore habitats, animal tracks, survival techniques and more! Kids will do science-inspired art projects and lots of fun experiments. Start thinking like an animal and crawl, run, or hop on over to camp!


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

Tuesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 9, 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 camp with a mini art show for all to attend.


FULL - 3-Day Summer Mini Camp: STORYBOOK S.T.E.A.M.

Tuesday, August 14 - Thursday, August 16, 9:15am-Noon

Even our youngest visitors can explore S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). Do you have a young scientist, ages 4-6, 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 “Things That Go” to weather, to the stars! 



FULL - 3-Day Summer Junior Science Mini Camp: SCIENCE ART

Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23, 9:15am-Noon

Junior Scientists, ages 4-6, will dive into the world of science through art in this messy and fun camp! We’ll learn - and understand - fancy scientific words, explore open-ended crafts, read stories and, of course, get our hands dirty doing foamy, fizzy, bubbly experiments

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