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Group Visit + Program

A Group Visit + Program includes a 30-minute, in-depth, curriculum-based workshop on a topic of your choice (topics below) led by a museum educator plus free exploration time within the Children's Museum of New Hampshire. (15 person minimum, 30 person maximum). Choose from the workshop topics below:


Time: Each visit runs from 9:30-11:30am, Tuesdays through Fridays. Masking is now required (for everyone over 24 months) on Tuesdays, and optional Wednesdays through Fridays. Please take that into consideration when booking your visit.

Required: Visit must be scheduled in advance. One adult chaperone for every 5 children.

Fees: The Group Visit + Program fee is a tiered flat rate based on number of participants.

15-20 Participants: $160
21-30 Participants: $270

Title 1 Schools: Thanks to support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation we can offer Title 1 Schools discounts on Group Visits + Programs
15-20 Title 1 Participants: $60
21-30 Title 1 Participants: $90

*Adults included in the total number. 1 adult required for every 5 children. Please note that due to the current situation, we no longer offer classrooms for snack or lunch.

To Book: A $50 deposit is required to reserve your date. If you are unable to pay online with a credit card, please email leila@childrens-museum.org to reserve with a check through the mail. The balance is due at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit. Please call 603-742-2002 x112 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays to reach Leila McRae to pay your balance. If you need an invoice sent to you, we are happy to provide that. Please email Leila McRae at leila@childrens-museum.org as soon as possible if you need an invoice.

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Masks:

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire now requires masking on Tuesdays and Sundays, but is mask-optional on Wednesdays through Sundays. These mask requirements also apply to any groups visiting the museum, so please make note of that when booking your visit.

Eating Arrangements:

Food and beverages are not permitted within the Children's Museum of New Hampshire at this time. During the warmer weather months, groups are welcome to bring bag lunches to eat at the outdoor picnic tables or amphitheater in Henry Law Park before or after their scheduled time in the museum.

Accessibility:

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is equipped with both an elevator and ramp access between the two floors of exhibits. The Children's Museum of New Hampshire also has accessible bathrooms, parking and a designated drop-off zone for visitors with disabilities. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email xanthi@childrens-museum.org.

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your Self-Guided Group Visit, please do so at least two weeks in advance. We will make every effort to reschedule Group Visits that are canceled due to poor weather conditions. The Children's Museum of New Hampshire does not provide refunds on the $50 deposit.

Orientation:

Watch this short 3 minute orientation video with your students before visiting, so everyone knows what to expect and what the rules are at the museum. Please note that we aren't currently offering lunch or snack breaks for visiting groups inside the museum


Choose one of these topics for your visit:



SCIENCE + MATH

Flight: Pushes and Pulls, Grades 1 - 5
Learn all about the forces of flight in this build-and-test lab. This lesson concludes with each student trying out a flying contraption of their own design in our Build It. Fly It. exhibit!

Digging Dinosaurs, Grades PreK - 4
Explore the Scientific Method by pretending to be a paleontologist! Dig into a mini dinosaur fossil site with other "scientists in training" and identify the dinosaur that has been unearthed.

All About Patterns, Grades PreK - 2
Learn about symmetry, shapes & tessellations while you explore basic foundations of math and create a pattern project to take home with you.

Science of Sound, Grades 1-5
Experiment with sound – how do we make it, how do we hear it, how does it travel, and what’s the science behind it?


STATE HISTORY / WORLD CULTURES / ART


Celebrations of the World, Grades 1 - 5
Using artifacts from different cultures students will explore what makes our culture and other cultures unique. Discover and compare everyday items, food, and customs from around the world as you explore actual artifacts from the museum's collection.

Decorative Masks, 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.



ECOLOGY


River Builders, Grades 1 - 5
Discover the many creatures that build along and within the river through interactive observation. Students will learn how different creatures build, why and where they build, as well as how the river ecosystem supports these builders.

Nocturnal Animals, Grades K - 5
This lesson introduces nocturnal animals through hands-on activities and experiments. Students will learn about the special senses these animals have to help them survive at night, and make a project to take home.

Scout Programs

Scouts spend an afternoon or evening at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire enjoying the many exhibits and taking part in several educational, hands-on activities! Designed for Girl and Boy Scouts grades K-6 and their adult chaperones. Choose from our many STEAM program topics during the day or evening.

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