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Self-Guided Visits

Bring a world of hands-on learning and discovery to your students at The Children's Museum of New Hampshire. A Self-Guided Group Visit is perfect for teachers or organizations looking to explore on their own. Self-Guided Group Visits can be scheduled for groups between 10 (minimum) and 60 (maximum) children and their adult chaperones.


Time: Self-Guided Group Visits last for two hours, 9:30-11:30am and are offered Tuesdays – 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: Must be scheduled in advance. One adult chaperone for every 5 children.

Fees: The fees for a Self-Guided Group Visit are tiered flat rates based on number of participants.

10-20 Participants: $120
21-30 Participants: $180
31-40 Participants: $250
41-50 Participants: $320
51-60 Participants: $390

Title 1 NH Schools: FREE

*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.


Title 1 Schools:

If you are from a school-wide Title 1 NH School, then you can schedule a FREE Self-Guided Group Visit with a minimum of 10 participants and a MAXIMUM of 30. If this applies to your school, please choose the "MIR Self-Guided Group Visit" price type when booking to reserve a date/time for $0. Once we receive your reservation we will confirm that you are from a Title 1 school. Please note that we will still need you to answer the questions about number of participants, etc.

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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