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 Classes that run throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring in 6 week sessions
  • Vacation Week Camps scheduled during school vacation weeks in February and April.
  • Special Art Classes happen periodically throughout the year and often feature guest artist teachers
  • Summer Camps for ages 4-6 or 7-11 scheduled late June through the end of August

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February Vacation Camps

Tuesday, February 27 – Thursday, March 1, 9am-noon

This February break we are offering three drop-off “Camp” days for ages 6 to 9, from 9am-noon. Each camp day will include time to play in the museum, take home projects and time for a snack.


Art Day: Tuesday, February 27, 9am-noon
Explore some messy, colorful and creative projects! We will be creating with some different and unusual mediums as well as designing and building cool 3D sculpture projects to take home.

Science Day: Wednesday, February 27, 9am-noon
It’s experiment time! Lots of fun will be had during this startlingly science filled day. Try out some chemistry, create circuits, play a lemon piano and more!

FULL - Engineering Day: Thursday, March 1, 9am-noon
Marble roller coasters, packing peanut structures and duplos – OH MY! We hope we aren’t “building” this up too much, but this engineering day is sure to be a blast! Join us for fun and creative engineering challenges!

Camp pre-registration is required for this drop-off program. Cost is $30/day for Members and $40/day for Non-members. Sign up for all three days and it’s $85 for Members, and $95 for Non-members.

MEMBERS: In order to receive your member discount to this program, you must first make sure you are registered (and then signed on) to our site. If you haven't done so, please register for our site now before you go to purchase tickets below.

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Science Classes

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Monday Junior Science Class: Ooey Gooey Chemistry

Mondays, March 5 - April 9, 1:30-2:15pm

This spring, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, 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 session is super messy and super fun!

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. 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.


Thursday Junior Science Class: Ooey Gooey Chemistry

Thursdays, March 8 - April 12, 10:15-11am

This spring, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, 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 session is super messy and super fun! 

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.


Tuesday Homeschool Science Class: Zoology

Tuesdays, March 6 - April 17, 10:15-11:15am (No class on March 13th)

This spring, homeschool students ages 6-8, will learn about animal biology in our zoology class. Choose an animal to research at home, and share in class, where we will be doing experiments and art projects to learn about amazing animals - from the super tiny, to the largest on Earth!

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.


INCLUSIVE ART PROGRAM


We All Belong: Art and Friendship Go Hand in Hand

Wednesdays, March 7 - April 11, 4-5:30pm

This fun, interactive and FREE art program is for adults who are learning English as a second language, refugees, immigrants and their children, as well as Museum Member adults and children. Join us at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, a warm, inclusive community, to engage in meaningful, out-of-school arts experiences. Play, create, express yourself, share your ideas and form new friendships.

The Museum's art gallery curator and educator staff will lead participants in activities that everyone can do including painting, drawing, collage, and more. Adults will be in one classroom, while children (ages 5 and up) will be in another classroom down the hall, doing different art projects. This will leave time for kids to bond with kids, and adults to bond and relax with adults. Kids ages 5 and up only, please.

Pre-registration is appreciated and space is limited. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Participation in this program is FREE thanks to support from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and a private donor.

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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.


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. 


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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. 

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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.


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. 

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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!

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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.

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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! 

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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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