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Programs Included with Admission

The following programs are included with museum admission, and the only thing you need to do to participate in them is to sign up for a play session.

Please note: Although we do our very best to always offer what we've promised, activities are subject to change.


Toddler Tinker Time

Every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30am

Tinker Time gives children a chance to try out different open-ended activities such as building, using art materials, sorting tasks, and trying sensory activities. This self-guided activity has different stations set up for children to explore with their grown-ups. Online reservations and pre-payment are required for each play session, but nothing additional needs to be reserved to participate in the Toddler Tinker Time activities.

What is tinkering?! Tinkering can range from taking something apart and putting it back together (think puzzles!) to making an open ended sculpture, to playing with “loose parts” and special science tools. We will have different activities every week and some old favorites will pop up again and again. This is an unstructured, drop-in program that is free for members and included with museum admission.

Themes:
Tuesday, November 29 from 10:30-11:30am: Puppets
Tuesday, December 6 from 10:30-11:30am: Lights
Tuesday, December 13 from 10:30am-11:30am: Lights
Tuesday, December 20 from 10:30-11:30am: Holidays
Tuesday, December 27 from 10:30-11:30am: Holidays

Want to join in Toddler Tinker Time? Simply reserve spots in the museum's morning play session that corresponds to the date of the Toddler Tinker Time you want to join - it's included with museum admission, and as always, free for Members!


Wacky Art Wednesdays

in the Muse Studio

Wednesdays at 10:30am during Morning Play Sessions (9am-Noon)
or 2:30pm during Afternoon Play Session (1-4pm)

Join us at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire during our play sessions at either 10:30am or 2:30pm to do a wacky and wonderful art project. Project and activities are subject to change. Online reservations/pre-payment is required for each play session (links below), but no further reservations are needed to participate in the Wacky Art programs. Online reservations open no more than 4 weeks out at a time. Activities usually last about 30 minutes.

Projects:
Wednesday, November 23 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Tie Dye Turkeys
Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Straw Painting
Wednesday, December 7 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Wood Sculptures
Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Puffy Paint Gingerbread People
Wednesday, December 21 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Sparkly Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Wednesday, December 28 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: New Year's Wishing Wands

Want to join in Wacky Art Wednesday? Simply reserve spots in the museum's morning or afternoon play session that corresponds to the date of the Wacky Art Wednesday you want to join - it's included with museum admission, and as always, free for Members!


Baby Storytime

Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 9:30-10am

Little ones (ages 6 months-2 years) and their caregivers are welcome to join Baby Storytime! This weekly program, led by Museum early childhood specialist Meredith Brustlin, MLIS, introduces songs, rhymes, movement, and books to babies and their caregivers and introduces important pre-literacy skills along the way! This drop-in program is a great way to socialize with other babies and caregivers.

Want to join in Baby Storytime? Simply reserve spots in the museum’s morning play session that correspond to the date of the Baby Storytime you want to join - it’s included with museum admission, and as always, free for Members!

CHECK OUT OUR BABY STORYTIME YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

December: World Holidays

Thursdays at 10:30am during Morning Play Sessions (9am-Noon)
or 2:30pm during Afternoon Play Session (1-4pm)

Join us during our Thursday play sessions to do a fun craft, play a game, or make some art celebrating a culture from around the world! Each month we will choose one culture or festival to focus on. In October, we'll be "traveling" to India to learn about Diwali.

Themes:
Thursday, December 1 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Christmas
Thursday, December 8 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: St. Lucia's Day
Thursday, December 15 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Hanukkah
Thursday, December 22 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Winter Solstice
Thursday, December 29 at 10:30am or 2:30pm: Kwanzaa

Want to join in World Traveler Thursdays? Simply reserve spots in the museum’s morning or afternoon play session that correspond to the date of the World Traveler Thursday you want to join - it’s included with museum admission, and as always, free for Members!

Fridays, November 25, December 2, 9, 23 & 30, 9am-10am during the morning play session (9am-Noon)

Join us Friday mornings for a special play time designed for our youngest visitors. Little Learners Play Group is for babies between the ages of 0-2 and their grown ups. The museum’s interactive classroom will be set up with baby friendly sensory activities as well as fine and gross motor activities that children can explore at their own pace. This is a self guided, informal play time where caregivers can chat while babies play and meet new friends.

Want to join in Little Learners Play Group? Simply reserve spots in the museum’s morning play session that correspond to the date of the Baby Storytime you want to join - it’s included with museum admission, and as always, free for Members!


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