Military Appreciation


Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Friday, May 13, 2022

Military personnel, including veterans, and their families receive a 50% admission discount throughout the school year. The Summer - Fall 2021 military discount program is sponsored by Service Credit Union. If you are interested in supporting this program into the Spring of 2022, please contact Monique Deforge at

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Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Sunday, September 4, 2022

This program is pending sponsorship. If you are interested in supporting our Military Appreciation Summer discount program, please contact Monique Deforge at

Armed Forces Day begins the Children's Museum of NH’s Military Appreciation summer discount program. We will welcome current and retired military personnel and their immediate family members at no cost. Simply show a military ID at the front desk to receive free admission for yourself as well as your dependent children and spouse.

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Q. Who is eligible for free Children's Museum of New Hampshire admission through the Military Appreciation program?

A. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. However, thanks to our sponsorship of this program by Service Credit Union, we are extending this offer of free admission to Veterans as well.

Q. How many military personnel and/or family members are allowed in for free per visit?

A. The military ID holder plus up to five family members. The military ID holder can either be active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member or veteran does not have to be present for family members to use the program.

Q. How do I receive this discount?

A. We are asking all visitors to reserve their "play session" online. A play session refers to the date and time of your visit. Most days currently have two play sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (Sundays only has a morning session).

If you'd like to use any discounts (like the Military Family Discount) to pay for admission, please still reserve your play session online for free and follow the directions for reserving with discounts. We will ask to see your Military IDs at the door.

Q. Do you offer other kinds of discounts?

A. Yes we do, but please note that you can't usually combine those discounts and use more than one at a time. Check here for more info on other discounts.

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