Group Visit + STEAM Learning Lab
Bring the world of science and inquiry to your students, Grades 1-5, with the Children's Museum of NH's S.T.E.A.M. Innovation Lab (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). S.T.E.A.M. Learning Lab visits include a 2-hour visit to the museum featuring a variety of creative science inquiry based activities related to the Next Gen Science Crosscutting Concepts (lesson time = 45 minutes) plus free exploration within the Children's Museum of New Hampshire. Group Visits + STEAM Learning Labs can be scheduled for groups between 15 (minimum) and 30 (maximum) children and their adult chaperones.
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: Group Visit + STEAM Labs are tiered flat rates based on the number of participants. Adults are included in this count.
15-20 Participants: $175
21-30 Participants: $300
Title 1 Schools: Thanks to support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation we can offer Title 1 Schools discounts on Group Visits + STEAM Learning Labs
15-20 Title 1 Participants: $80
21-30 Title 1 Participants: $120
To book: A $50 deposit is required to reserve your date. If you are unable to pay the deposit online with a credit card, please email email@example.com and request to reserve a date/time with a check through the mail. The balance is due at least two weeks in advance of your schedule 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you need an invoice.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
If you can't get your class to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, we can bring an educator and interactive lesson to your school. Please check out the details of our Traveling Programs.
If your school is school-wide Title I, you may be eligible for a subsidized visit to the Children's Museum. Please see the Museum InReach page for more info.
STEAM Learning Lab Topics:
Creative Circuits: Grades 1-5
Explore everyone's favorite circle: a circuit! Jump into this Lab with some theatre-integrated creative circuits and leave with your own made with aluminum foil.
Birds, Beaks, and Adaptations - Grades 1-5
Would a woodpecker be able to gather food in a pond? How successful would a duck be gathering food on a prairie? Find out in this hands on lab all about bird beak adaptations.
Simple Machines: Levers! - Grades 1-5
This Simple Machine lesson focuses on levers - Students will investigate the different classes of levers and build their own to take home! Let gravity do the work!
Up, Up, and Away! Grades 1-5
We introduce the Engineering Design Process in this create-and-test lab all about flight! Students will design and test their own flying or floating contraptions to take home after testing in our Built It, Fly It exhibit.
Watershed Exploration: Grades 1-5
Using an interactive display, explore the local watershed and its effects on the people, plants, and animals that rely on it to live. Learn about the interdependent relationships of the lives that exist along the rivers and water-ways. Students are challenged with creating a "pollution solution" to filter water in a fun science experiment.