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Take a Ride to Dover, NH to Check Out The Children's Museum

Mar 21, 2023 11:05PM ● By Stephanie Hatley
Children’s museums are one of the best places for parents and caregivers to take their children. The hands-on activities entertain kids for hours. And the learning that’s happening—even without the child knowing it—is beyond what we probably realize. If you’re looking for an entertaining place to visit with your child this spring, head on out to Dover, New Hampshire, to the Children’s Museum.

This museum features exhibits like a messy play patio space where kids enjoy fingerpainting and playing with water and clay, a learning garden where kids learn about healthy food choices, and a paleontologist table where kids can dig for dinosaur fossils. There are also exhibits about world cultures with a market and café where kids can learn about the food, spices, clothing, masks, and musical instruments of Indonesia, India, and Mexico.

The Pretend Play area of the Children's Museum is always a big hit. Kids can pretend to help animals at the vet clinic, mail letters at the post office, operate the periscope in a yellow submarine, and more. Within the Children’s Museum there is also a small space created just for children through age three to safely play. They’ll be entertained by the baby butterfly garden, the climbing structure, the train table, and the animal puppets.

But it’s not just for children! Support the Children’s Museum on Saturday, March 25, when they host Cider Flights & Tasty Bites. This 21-plus fundraising event features an evening of hard cider sampling provided by North Country Hard Cider paired with small plates of local restaurant favorites from Dos Mexican Eats, the Sassy Biscuit Co. Bruncherie, Thirsty Moose Taphouse, Ohana Kitchen, the Farm Bar and Grille, Cabot Creamery, Tendercrop Farm, and more. Enjoy an evening out while supporting the Children’s Museum later this month. Buy tickets here!

The Children’s Museum in Dover is closed on Mondays. Check out the ticket information on the website to find out more about cost and hours. There are also all kinds of planned community activities and events. Have fun with your little ones this spring!

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