Celebrating 35 Years!


The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is celebrating its 35th birthday this year! Over the last 35 years (25 in Portsmouth and 10 in Dover) the museum has been visited by an entire generation of families. Some museum staff members remember visiting the museum as children themselves, and now enjoy bringing their children, nieces or nephews to discover the hands-on exhibits. In addition to shaping a generation of curious thinkers, the non-profit museum consistently brings 1.8 to 2.3 million dollars of positive economic impact to the area, every year. And the museum continues to grow.


ALL AGES MINI GOLF at the Museum

Presented by Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank


Members, you can get in at 11am!

It’s a day of Mini Golf at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire presented by Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. You heard right! We are setting up a mini golf course throughout the entire museum and everyone is invited to putt through all 18 holes! Please note that the museum’s regular exhibits will not be open for exploring like a normal day during this event. It is a special fundraiser to support the museum’s new Play Expansion Project

This event is recommended for ages 2 and older, but all are welcome. Tickets are $5 per person and free for kids under the age of 2; $20 for a family of 4 or more (includes 2 adults and their dependent children). EARLY ENTRY FOR MEMBERS: If you are a CMNH Member, of any level, you and your family can start golfing at 11am, one hour before we open to the public! 

Get your tickets here online until 5pm the day before or purchase them at the door.

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Presented by Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank


Remember when “playing golf” meant a trip to the Mini Golf Course? Well, we are bringing back that old-school fun! Adults 21+ can join us for this special Saturday Grown-up Play Date and play 18 holes inside the Children’s Museum of NH. Enjoy a cash bar and music while you play through the Dino Detective exhibit and putt past the Yellow Submarine! 

Get your tickets online here! Big kids only (21+) and you must have a valid ID. Tickets are $10 online until 5pm the day of the event, then they cost $12 at the door.

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Cider Flights & Tasty Bites Featuring North Country Hard Cider

Saturday, March 30, 6:30-9pm

Grown-ups, join us at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire for an evening of hard cider sampling and tasty nibbles! This 21+ event will feature tastings of four all-natural hard ciders provided by North Country Hard Cider, based in neighboring Rollinsford, NH. Included in the ticket price are four-ounce pours of cider, paired with tasty bites from local restaurants and activities sure to bring out your inner child! 

Participating restaurants include: Blue Latitudes, Chapel + Main, Dos Amigos, Ohana Kitchen, and Gyro Spot, with more to come!

Discounted advance online tickets are $20 per person through March 24th, $25 March 25th – March 29th or $30 at the door if the event has not sold out. 

Designated driver tickets are also available for $15 and include non-alcoholic beverages and food tastings. 


We have launched a Play Expansion Project, a series of renovations and expansions both outside as well as within the museum walls. Projects are made possible thanks in part to a $100,000 CDFA business tax credit allotment and grants from the Abbie F. Moseley Charitable Trust, the McIninch Foundation, and the Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund, and the Hunt Foundation. 

For more information about how to invest in local community development projects through the purchase of business tax credits, please contact Paula Rais, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s Vice President of Development & Community Engagement, at 603-742-2002 or through email at paula@childrens-museum.org.

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Currently unused space outdoors will become the Play Patio accommodating messy play with bubbles, water, paint, sensory exploration, and a picnic area.

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An existing classroom will be transformed into an Interactive Classroom that easily converts to an exhibit space with the flick of a switch, featuring interactive light, color and shadow activities when the room is not being used for school programs. 

Thank you to our 35th Anniversary Year Lead Sponsors:

Thank you to our 35th Anniversary Year Event Sponsors:

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