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Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd.
RyeNH 03870
(603) 436-8043

Ages: 0 and up

The Seacoast Science Center, a non-profit marine science education organization, was founded in 1992. The Center's mission is to educate the public about the importance of a healthy ocean, and there's a lot to do and see for visitors of all ages.
The center offers visitor programs every hour on the hour, as well as day camps (pre-K - age 8), programs for early learners (infants - age 5), programs for grades K-12field trips, and mor...
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Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St.
DoverNH 03820
(603) 742-2002

Ages: 0 - 10

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is a wonderful place for families, with rotating hands-on exhibits throughout and a dedicated room for little ones age 3 and under. Founded in 1983 in Portsmouth, the museum moved to its current Dover location in 2008.

The entire facility is wheelchair-accessible, and service animals are always welcome. Additionally, noise-cancelling headphones are available to borrow at the front desk. 

The Museu...

Blue Ocean Discovery Center
170 Ocean Blvd. (Seashell Complex, North Pavilion)
Hampton BeachNH 03842
(603) 431-0260

Ages: 0 - 14+

The Blue Ocean Discovery Center's mission is to provide a family-friendly attraction at Hampton Beach where visitors can learn about marine life, local and maritime history, and the actions they can take to protect the marine environment.

It is operated by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine through education, research, and con...

Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St.
BostonMA 02210
(617) 426-6500

Ages: 0 - 12

The Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the largest and most influential, children’s museums in the world.

It celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013 and strives to engage children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of the world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. 

The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experie...

Children's Festival @ Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach
HamptonNH 03842
(603) 926-8717

Ages: 0 - 14+

August 17-21, 2015

The Annual Hampton Beach Children's Festival returns this year to delight both the young and young at heart. Free!

Magic shows, puppets, storytellers, contests and much more are just a prelude to the main event, a huge costume parade at 11:00 am on August 21 that runs down Ocean Boulevard to the Seashell Stage - everyone gets a prize! 

Download the full schedule here.  

Facebook page: Hampton Beach 

Coppal House Farm
118 North River Rd.
LeeNH 03861
(603) 659-3572

Ages: 0 - 14+

Coppal House Farm offers a 6.5-acre corn maze that opens in late August, as well as pumpkin picking, wagon rides, and sleigh rides and carriage rides in the wintertime. There's also a farmers' market that sells pork, lamb, chicken, and free-range eggs.

Additionally, the farm offers hands-on workshops where participants work closely with the farm's draft horses. 

Community Roots offers storytelling and other kids' programs at Coppal Hou...

Families First Health and Support Center
100 Campus Dr., Ste. 12
PortsmouthNH 03801
(603) 422-8208

Ages: 0 - 14+

Families First Health & Support Center offers high-quality health care, dental care and parent & family programs (including play groups and parenting classes), all in one location.

Families First's services are for everyone — infants to seniors, single people and families, insured or uninsured, and all income levels.

Facebook page: Families First Health and Support Center 


New Hampshire Seacoast Mama Group
PortsmouthNH 03801

Ages: 0 - 14+

The New Hampshire Seacoast Mama Group was founded to help bring area moms together to share stories, issues, and proud moments, and to swap advice in a non-judgmental place. The group organizes regular play dates for moms and kids to hang out and get together.

NH Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA)
104 Portsmouth Ave.
StrathamNH 03885
(603) 772-2921

Ages: 2 - 14+

The New Hampshire SPCA is a community resource bringing animals and people together. It provides adoption, education, investigation, and sheltering services in a professional and compassionate way.

Children's programs at the NHSPCA include:

  • Group tours
  • Birthday parties
  • Story time with the animals (every Thursday at 10:30 am for ages 2-5; $5 suggested donation)
  • Kids' clubs for ages 6 to 13
  • School vacation week camps for ages 6-12
  • Summer camp...
Rye Farmers' Market
580 Washington Rd. (Rye Center)
RyeNH 03870

Ages: 0 - 14+

June - September, Wednesdays 2:30 - 5:30 pm 

The Rye Farmers' Market was formed to offer healthy, locally grown foods, rejuvenate Rye's agricultural and seafood heritage and strengthen community bonds in the town. 

Additionally, weather permitting, kids can join Lisa for informal story time under the pine tree from 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

Facebook page: Rye Farmers' Market

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