Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
Teddy Bear Clinic Eases Children’s Fear of Doctor’s Office
Dover, NH (July 26, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will host their popular Teddy Bear Clinic and Picnic on Saturday, August 4 from 10am-12:30pm. The clinic, sponsored by the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, invites children and their favorite stuffed friends to join museum staff and volunteers for a “Doctor’s visit.”
This fun event helps prepare kids for what they might experience when they themselves visit the doctor’s office. Patients arrive at the clinic with their child-parents and are checked in, given an ID bracelet and then taken to meet with a volunteer doctor or nurse for their check-up. Children are asked if they are taking good care of their stuffed friends by feeding them healthy foods and brushing their teeth. If needed, animals can be taken to the surgical table for stitches, band-aides and ribbons. Each animal receives a certificate of good health at the end of the process. After their check-up kids and creatures are invited to join a Teddy Bear Picnic in Henry Law Park (weather permitting, indoors if it’s rainy) from noon to 12:30pm.
The museum thanks its Teddy Bear Clinic sponsors, Portsmouth Regional Hospital. No reservations are required and the event is free with museum admission. For more information 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.org