Books Alive!

Fun opportunities to meet book characters

Our Books Alive program features several visits per year by beloved children's book characters. At each event, there are stories read aloud, literacy activities, fun crafts and of course, periodic appearances by the characters. Kids are welcome to share a hug, handshake or high-five with each character and pose for photos.

All activities are included in standard paid admission and no reservations are required.

Books Alive is sponsored by Exeter Hospital and Cogswell Charitable Trust.

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peterrabbit2.jpeg#asset:11695:thumbThis program will most likely be postponed and rescheduled due to COVID-19. Please check back soon for updates.

Peter Rabbit

Saturday, April 11, 9am-2pm

Peter Rabbit, that fluffy menace of Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden, will visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading! Books Alive seeks to make reading a regular family experience. Museum educators will be reading these stories by Beatrix Potter, throughout the day. A friendly costumed Peter Rabbit will pop in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five and pose for photos. Peter will be in the museum for the book readings at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. He will be gone from the building by 2pm. There will also be a variety of Peter-rabbit-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for all guests. Free with Museum admission.


Story Explorers

Story Explorers is a sponsored literacy program that the Children's Museum of New Hampshire brings to Head Start centers in Strafford and Rockingham county. This free programs brings storybook characters (same as Books Alive) to each center 3 times a year. Educators read stories alongside the characters and engage children in book related activities. Each child receive a family of four free pass to visit the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, information about our EBT program and a free book at the end of the program. The program is a spin off of Books Alive and is sponsored by Exeter Hospital, Bangor Savings and the Hesed Foundation.

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