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Fall Family Fun at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

photo courtesy: Children's Museum of New Hampshire
photo courtesy: Children's Museum of New Hampshire

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is loaded with over 16 hands-on exhibits that are super-fun for little ones.    This fall and winter have some exciting special events not to be missed:

Children’s Museum Annual Birthday Party
Sunday, September 27
noon – 5 pm

 The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire celebrates its 26th birthday on Sunday, September 27 with an afternoon of activities and treats, including birthday cake and ice cream for all, special live entertainment by Leslie Smith and Sammy the Snail, and party games. The museum was founded in 1983 in Portsmouth and moved to its current larger location in Dover in July 2008.
 
All birthday party festivities are included in the regular price of admission: $8 for children and adults, $7 for seniors, and free for museum members and children under age one. Children’s Museum of New Hampshire; 6 Washington Street, Dover NH 03820; 603-742-2002; www.childrens-museum.org

Not-So-Spooky Spectacular
Saturday, October 24
10 am – 3 pm

Visitors young and old are invited to come to the Children’s Museum of NH on Saturday, October 24 for some not-too-scary festivities including:
–      Touring the museum’s decorated ‘bat cave’ from 11 am – 3 pm and receiving a small prize from a costumed character
–      Experiencing amazing science experiments with the museum’s own Wacky Scientist at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
–      Enjoying (non-food) trick or treating throughout the museum from 10 am – 3 pm
–      Trying on costumes donated by Ballet New England
–      Getting their faces painted
–      Constructing “silly spiders” in the Project Area
 
All activities are included in the museum’s regular price of admission: $8 adults & children, $7 seniors, free for children under 1 and museum members. Children’s Museum of New Hampshire; 6 Washington Street, Dover NH 03820; 603-742-2002; www.childrens-museum.org

Books Alive – A Visit from Biscuit
Saturday, November 21
10 am – 3 pm

The Books Alive! literacy program brings favorite children’s book characters into the Children’s Museum of NH. On Saturday, November 21 from 10 am – 3 pm, children will get to meet Biscuit, the lovable yellow puppy featured in dozens of early-reader books by author Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Museum staff will be reading Biscuit stories aloud in the museum’s Deep Sea Classroom, and children can enjoy other hands-on, book-themed activities. Bring your camera!
 
All Books Alive activities are included in the museum’s regular price of admission: $8 adults & children, $7 seniors, free for children under 1 and museum members. Children’s Museum of New Hampshire; 6 Washington Street, Dover NH 03820; 603-742-2002; www.childrens-museum.org

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration
Thursday, December 31
10 am – 3 pm

Children and their families are invited to ring in 2010 a little early at the museum’s annual daytime celebration on Thursday, December 31. This festive event runs from 10 am – 3 pm and includes noisemakers and create-your-own party hats. Three special “countdowns to midnight” will be held at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm, with a glittering ball drop and ginger ale toasts for all, rivaling the excitement of Times Square.
 
All New Year’s Eve activities are included in the museum’s regular price of admission: $8 adults & children, $7 seniors, free for children under 1 and museum members. Children’s Museum of New Hampshire; 6 Washington Street, Dover NH 03820; 603-742-2002; www.childrens-museum.org

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