Two NH museums that’ll make science the whole family’s favorite subject for the day.
It’s not only the children’s eyes lighting up in amazement at the innovative exhibits and hands-on experiences at these two New Hampshire museums. Families with kids of all ages should take advantage (especially on one of those cold or rainy days) to explore the wonder within the walls of both Manchester’s SEE Science Center, and the Dover-based Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.
This: SEE Science Center [Manchester]
Plan to spend two to three hours at this Manchester-based interactive science center, where guests get to put their senses and problem-solving skills to the test while exploring the dozens of exhibits on light, electricity, and technologies. One of the biggest draws is the 55:1 scale model of the city’s mill yard (which houses the science center) made up of about three million Legos – now that’s worthy of a visit.
That: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire [Dover]
Boasting 19 interactive exhibits spread across two renovated Mill buildings, plus, an outdoor area, this Dover-based children’s museum could keep just about anyone occupied for an entire day. From coloring and painting to designing and launching your own rocket at the “Build It Fly It” exhibit, it’s easy for kids to spend time exploring. With special events almost every day (think: storytelling, playgroups, and guided paint classes) no two visits are ever the same. The programs are always changing so keep an eye on the special events calendar to see what’s going on during your visit.