Early Learning Programs

Classes and programs for the younger kids!

First Friends Playgroup with baby storytime

Wednesdays (during the school year), 9:30-10:30am

Shake-Rattle-andRead! for children ages 6 months - two years is a drop-in opportunity for parents and babies/toddler to play together in the Early Learning Landscape area. Join Lead Educator Meredith Lamothe, MLIS, for time to play and baby "Lap Sit" Storytime at 9:45am. Learn important early literacy skills to practice with little ones and enjoy some rhymes, puppets, songs and stories. Baby Storytime now has its own blog for information on what's being shared each week. This program is free for Children's Museum of New Hampshire members and regular museum admission applies for non-members. 

First Friends takes a break during the summer. We'll be back Wednesday, September 19th!

Wee Ones Wednesdays

Wednesdays (during the school year), 9:45-10:30am and 10:45-11:30am

Wee Ones Wednesdays is an interactive weekly drop-in program for children ages 2-4. Children and a parent or caregiver enjoy art, music, movement and conceptual learning with a new theme each week. Sessions are offered from 9:45-10:30 am and 10:45-11:30 am. The cost per adult/child pair is $7 for Children's Museum of New Hampshire members and $10 for non-members. Additional children in a family are $5 each for members and $8 each for non-members. We are now offering a punch card option for members who attend regularly: a 5-class punch card is $30 or members can purchase 2 cards for $55, a savings of $15. Download and print a flyer for this program to share with your community.

Wee Ones takes a break during the summer. We'll be back Wednesday, September 19th!

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.

Summer Kindergarten Club

Fridays, July 13 – August 24, 10-11:30am

Do you have a little one heading to Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten Club aims to help prepare, excite, and calm children heading into a Kindergarten classroom for the first time – from the comfort of the museum! We will explore and reinforce common classroom manners (sitting on a rug, walking in a line, raising hands), create crafts, play games, sing songs, read stories, and more! There will be no club on Friday, August 3 (come to our Teddy Bear Clinic instead)! Cost is $120 for members, $140 for non-members. 


Please note that registration closes one week before the club begins.

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