The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is one of New Hampshire's most visited cultural attractions, welcoming over 110,000 visitors per year. Because of the COVID19 pandemic, the museum was closed in mid-March 2020 and finally reopened with limited hours in September the same year. For a hands-on museum, the challenges we faced when we decided to reopen were significant. We are now slowly welcoming visitors back, while employing new safety and health guidelines, but we still have a long road ahead of us.
We continue to offer online learning and engagement with videos from our educators, library programs, and more. And we believe that now, more than ever, all children should have access to the Museum and be able to benefit from our programs. Which is why we continue to offer free or reduced admission for families in financial need or other challenging situations.
Now is the time to show your support with a donation of any size. A gift of any amount truly makes a difference!
You can have an even greater impact by joining our monthly recurring gift program – it’s easy, cost-effective, customizable, and sustains the work of the Children’s Museum all year long. Thank you!
In 2020 you helped...
...support families at-home learning! Museum educators created 66 videos of our most popular programs and classes, viewed for free over 33,796 times, and distributed 1,200 arts and science kits to replace in-person summer camps and library programs.
...inspire creativity and support artists and small business! The museum hosted Maker Fest virtually featuring 37 makers and workshops, and donated 150 Maker Kits to families so they could participate safely from home.
...us prepare for the museum's future! We moved forward constructing an outdoor Play Patio, using funds raised prior to the pandemic. The Play Patio will provide 1,800 square feet for messy art & science activities and gatherings.
In 2019 you helped...
...welcome 2,555 guests to the museum who paid only $1 per person admission by showing their EBT cards, all part of our Museum Access for All program.
...welcome 3,778 museum guests who received free or reduced admission thanks to the Blue Star Museum Summer Program and the Museum's Military Appreciation Program for active duty military personnel and their families.
...welcome a record breaking number of children and families into the museum - 110,600!