Group Visit + Program: A 2.5-hour visit that includes an in-depth curriculum-based workshop (see below for choices) led by a Children's Museum of New Hampshire educator (30 minutes) plus free exploration time within the Children's Museum of New Hampshire (2 hours). We can accommodate up to three classrooms of students per visit.
Required: Visit must be scheduled in advance. One adult chaperone for every 5 children
Fees: $8 per child. One free adult per every 5 children. A 50% deposit is required at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.
To book: Please call the Children's Museum of New Hampshire at 603-742-2002 on weekdays 9am-5pm.
Choose one of these topics for your visit:
SCIENCE + MATH
Nocturnal Animals, Grades K - 5
This lesson introduces students to the wonders of New England's nocturnal animals. Why do these animals stay awake at night and sleep during the day? What special senses do owls have to help catch their prey in the dark? These questions and more will be explored and answered. Students will also participate in an interactive dissecting owl pellet activity and an animal sounds guessing game.
Deep Sea Creatures - Bioluminescence, Grades 1 - 5
This lesson introduces students to the deepest darkest sections of the ocean and the amazing creatures that live—and glow there! Students will learn about bioluminescent sea creatures and how they survive in their deep sea environment. This program has vibrant images, videos, fascinating information and ends with a glowing sea creature matching game!
Digging Dinosaurs, Grades PreK - 4
Explore the Scientific Method by experiencing the process scientists go through to answer their questions. Learn about what they wear on site, how they record data and how they transport the fragile bones back to the laboratory. Dig into a mini site with other "scientists in training" and identify the dinosaur that has been unearthed.
All About Patterns, Grades PreK - 2
Learn about symmetry, shapes & tesselations while you explore basic foundations of math and create a pattern project to take home with you.
STATE HISTORY / WORLD CULTURES / ART
NH History: Children in the Mills, Grades 2 - 5
Situated right on the banks of the Cochecho River in what was once a textile mill, students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the local textile mills of Dover, and the different jobs and roles that children played in these mills. Students will learn how the roles of children of the era differ from the expectation of children today. Students will have an opportunity to engage in some of the mill jobs that children their own age would have performed.
Celebrations of the World, Grades 1 - 5
Using artifacts from three different cultures explore what makes our culture and other cultures unique. Discover the similarities and differences between everyday items, food, and customs from around the world as you explore actual artifacts from the museum's collection. Please inform the Children's Museum of New Hampshire of any student allergies prior to your visit.
Mask Making, Grades Pre K - 4
Learn how masks are used during ceremonies and festivals by cultures around the world. Explore the techniques and materials used to make these works of art while creating your own unique mask to take home.
Fish Printing, Grades PreK – 2
Learn about the ancient Japanese art of fish printing "Gyotaku." Explore this ancient Japanese art form by creating your own fabric fish print to take home.
River Builders, Grades 1 - 5
Discover the many creatures that build along and within the river. From beavers to caddis flies to osprey, and even humans, students will learn about the variety of materials used to build their creations and how the river ecosystem supports these unique builders.
Our Healthy Earth: Recycling, Grades 1 - 5
This lesson highlights the importance of recycling and upcycling to keep our Earth a beautiful and healthy place to live! Students will play environmental guessing games, learn about the human footprint and take part in an interactive up-cycling activity!