April Vacation Weeks at the Children’s Museum of New HampshireApril 19, 2017
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
April Vacation Weeks at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
(Dover, NH – April 18, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire opens its doors for two straight weeks during Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire April Vacation Weeks. Normally closed on Mondays during the school year, the museum will stay open Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 30 to accommodate families looking for enriching opportunities during their children’s school vacations.
In addition to the extended hours, the museum has planned many fun events throughout the end of April. Guests can drop into the STEAM Innovation Lab at different times throughout the week to do nature inspired experiments.
The MOSAIC: Exploring Our Multicultural Neighborhood art exhibition about a year in the life of an Abenaki child, before the arrival of Europeans, has inspired several programs. Join Denise and Paul Pouliot of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People on Wednesday, April 19 at 10:30am for a musical instrument demonstration, and then again from 12:30-1:30 to see some Abenaki artifacts and hear stories. Also on Wednesday, April 19 and Tuesday April 25 from 10-11am, come to the museum’s gardens to learn how to plant a traditional 3 Sisters Garden. On Tuesday, April 25 from 12:30-1:30 and 3-4pm hear Abenaki elder and award winning storyteller Willow Greene share stories from her native community that have been passed down through generations. Programs related to the MOSAIC art exhibition have been generously sponsored by Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Fuller Foundation.
Earth Day, sponsored by D.F. Richard, on Saturday, April 22, 10am-3pm will give guests a chance to learn about our Earth, the environment, our local ecosystem and more. Wentworth Greenhouses will be on hand to help kids plant marigolds. ReVision Energy will show off a Solar Bicycle. D.F. Richard will lead an energy saving upcycling STEAM Lab activity and Bartlett Tree Experts will be giving away free tree saplings (1 per family) while supplies last.
On Thursday, April 20 from 10:30-11am, 12-12:30pm and 2:30-3pm the museum welcomes guests back into the gardens for an Anyone Can Grow Food Program where kids will learn how to plant your own seeds to take home.
Magic Fred, a local magician will be coming back to the museum on Wednesday, April 26 at 11am to perform feats of levitation, make a pizza disappear and more.
FoodWorks with Hannaford, a program that promotes healthy eating, will be back on Thursday, April 27 from 10:30am-1pm offering some tasty snacks from around the world.
Gymnastics Day on Saturday, April 29, with special guests Amanda and Lori from Atlantic Gymnastics will encourage kids to explore balance and body movement through the use of a special balance beam and bosu ball.
ALL of these programs are FREE with museum admission and no reservations are required. To learn more about the museum, visit www.childrens-museum.org or call 603-742-2002.
About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.orgContact:Neva Cole, Communications Directorneva@childrens-museum.org, (603) 742-2002