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School Year Traveling Programs

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During the school year, book a traveling group visit with the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, and bring our programs to your school, library, or organization! Choose from two topics: Amazing Animal Builders, or Mind Blowing Matter - both are packed with hands-on STEAM activities and experiments. Programs are one hour long, and wrap up with a hands-on project that students make and take home.

Traveling Programs:

  • Available on select dates and times throughout the school year and are first come, first served. If you are looking for opportunities during the summer, try a Summer Self-Guided Group Visit to the museum, or we can come to you for our summer library programs.

  • CMNH provides traveling programs during the school year to locations no farther than an hour driving distance from 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH.

  • Beyond a 10 mile radius of 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH, the museum will charge a mileage fee for every additional mile (.67 cents/mile).

  • We can provide up to two session per visit, but both sessions will be on the same topic.

If you have questions before making a reservation, please email Education Coordinator, Colie McClain at

$275 for up to 25 students
$200 for a second session of up to 25 students
+ Mileage fees: .67 cents/mile added to visits beyond a 10 mile radius of 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH

We are not able to visit any school or library located farther than 1 hour away from the Children's Museum of NH during the school year.

To Book: A $50 deposit is required to reserve your date. If you are unable to pay online with a credit card, please email to reserve with a check through the mail. The balance is due at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit. If your balance is not paid, the educators will not make the trip. Please call 603-742-2002 to pay your balance. If you need an invoice sent to you, we are happy to provide that. Please email Emily Zaleski at as soon as possible if you need an invoice.

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Cancellations: If you need to cancel your Traveling Program, please do so at least two weeks in advance. We will make every effort to reschedule Traveling Programs that are cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The Children's Museum of New Hampshire does not provide refunds on the $50 deposit.

Programs Topics

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Amazing Animal Builders

A museum educator will lead children in a hands-on exciting, informative presentation - with a focus on the food web, river ecosystem, and the way animals fit into their niche within it. Children will explore four activity stations and guess which animal or type of animal built the model structure. At the end, our educator will reveal the answers, and share some fun facts about each builder.

The program will wrap-up with every participant building their own mini osprey nest platform that will actually hold weight! Children will have a chance to test and re-design their creation. Children can also make osprey nests and a mini bird craft to take home.

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Mind Blowing Matter

Learn how rocks can change their state of matter and watch other items change right before your eyes! Observe startlingly science-filled experiments and demonstrations and make an incredible shrink paper craft - that will look like real glass - to take home!

Children will have 4 activity stations to learn about the states of matter, then the program will wrap-up with every participant creating their own shrink-paper design - watching it transform its shape - seemingly by magic.

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 These programs are supported by the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the UNIQUE College Investing Plan. 

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