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

No programs the week of April 15 or 22

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 Brustlin, 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. 

June 12 is the last First Friends program of the school year. First Friends will be back in the Fall starting September 18.


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. 

June 12 is the last Wee Ones program of the school year. Wee Ones will be back in the Fall starting September 18.

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.

"The Wee Ones program has been a wonderful, learning, sharing experience for [our daughter]. The staff is caring, patient, loving and a "wee one" couldn't be in a better place."


Little Learner Afternoon Story & Play Time

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers come together for a variety of activities for this drop-in program offered every Tuesday and Thursday. Little Learners Playtime will have stories, songs, a craft, games/activities and more all revolving around the special theme. See below for details. This drop-in program is free with museum admission and FREE for museum members. Participants must check in at the front desk. We can accommodate up to 12 children for this program.

Tuesday & Thursday, May 28 & 30, 2pm
Silly Storytime

June 13 will be the last Little Learner Afternoon Story & Play Time program of the school year. Little Learners will be back in the Fall starting Tuesday, September 17th.


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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