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 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. 



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. 



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.

Little Learner Afternoon Story & Play Time

Do you have a little one that can’t sit still? These active story and play times for kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons will explore books that encourage participants to get up and MOVE! We will also have songs, rhymes, interactive flannel board stories, and more. 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.

Thursday, January 3, 2:00pm
NEW YEAR FUN!

Little Learners Playtime will have stories, songs, a craft, games/activities and more all revolving around a special theme.

Tuesday & Thursday, January 8 & 10, 2:00pm
COLD & SNOW!

Little Learners Playtime will have stories, songs, a craft, games/activities and more all revolving around a special theme.

Tuesday & Thursday, January 15 & 17, 2:00pm
BUNDLE UP!

Little Learners Playtime will have stories, songs, a craft, games/activities and more all revolving around a special theme.

Tuesday & Thursday, January 22 & 24, 2:00pm
PENGUINS!

Little Learners Playtime will have stories, songs, a craft, games/activities and more all revolving around a special theme.

Tuesday & Thursday, January 29 & 31, 2:00pm
BEARS!

Little Learners Playtime will have stories, songs, a craft, games/activities and more all revolving around a special theme.


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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