Museums in New Hampshire
If there is one thing New England does well, it's history, and so if you LOVE museums (which also make learning FUN!), then keep reading, because New Hampshire doesn't fall short on the many great museums you can visit as a family!
Did you ever think there would be a museum JUST on the fascinating history of skiing? Yep! It's aptly called the New England Ski Museum, and you might just be surprised what you learn about this great sport!
Kids can learn about the history of Scouts at the Scouting Museum, or they can discover stories behind America's revolutionary past at the American Independence Museum.
There are museums that can take you on a guided working farm tour, or you can uncover stories of those who sacrificed and achieved during WWII.
Kids can enjoy hands-on experiences in the Klickety Klack Railroad museum, great for those who LOVE trains, or the hands-on fun can continues in museums just as the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, or the SEE Science Center, where it's ALL about learning through experimentation!
We haven't even begun to scratch the surface of great museums in New Hampshire, so let the kids fun start now, and get exploring!
With nearly 65,000 works of art & artifacts from many cultures and historical periods, the permanent collection of the Hood Museum of Art represents a remarkable cultural and educational experience in New Hampshire
An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!
Two floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning at this New Hampshire children's museum, dedicated to a child's development! Perfect for under 12s
Feel forces, use mechanical advantage to Lift yourself up, Look through a periscope, Send a whisper across the room! Touch and try exhibits on light, electricity, forces, sound and more!
Indoor play in Mount Washington Valley for kids up to 7 years, with interactives & hands-on exhibits encouraging learning through play
The Wright Museum is dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.
The Millyard Museum tells the story of Manchester's rich history, starting from 11,000 years ago, right through to present day! The museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls.
The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum features an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an exceptional Scouting Library. Artifacts relating to Scouting in New Hampshire & the world!
The Currier Museum of Art features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt plus tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House
The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its Museum of New Hampshire History, research library, educational programs, and award-winning publications.
Explore the history of Shakerism and Shakers in New Hampshire at the Enfield Shaker Museum, with a collection featuring items from everyday life, with even the site part of Shaker history
Explore exhibits on the History of Skiing at the New England Ski Museum, one of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Hampshire
Active and curious kids up to 7 years can learn through play in this fun children's museum, dedicated to their development in New Jersey!
The New Hampshire Boat Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats, with a Family Fun Center offering great hands-on fun for kids!
Discover the stories behind America's revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum, featuring stories of the brave men and women who overcame their uncertainties about freedom from Grea....
Take a guided working farm tour, visit our gardens, view our exhibits and new exhibits changing every month. Take a scenic walk by foot or by wagon or sleigh ride. A beautiful destination, visited by many artists, media reporters and even NH's own sh....
Exhibits of Native American objects, special events, and programming set across 12.5 acres in Warner, complete with Medicine Woods Nature Trail, Tipi and Northeast Woodlands lodge frame & store!
A Christmas theme park featuring wonderful rides, great shows and awesome water park Ho Ho H2O, all geared towards kids up to 13 years old! Festive fun in New Hampshire!
Established in 1902, Canobie Lake Park because a fully fledged amusement park in the 1930s, and now offers thrill, family, kiddie and water rides for all!
A fun children's theme park in New Hampshire, giving families and kids fun for over 60 years! Filled with rides where fairytales come to life!
Wander through five acres and enjoy some of the most agreeable animals you'll ever meet! Great animal fun at this friendly farm in New Hampshire!
Charmingfare Farm is a fun New Hampshire farm for kids, with a real zoo filled with exotic animals, as well as Fall activities and more!
A family fun water park that offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels including slides, rides, waves, sprays and features on all sides.
is 40,000 sqare feet of tropically themed wet adventure, with four high speed water slides, wave pool with body surfing and water basketball; plus family fun pool with interactive features and summer outdoor facility too.
Check out our 12 slides, wave pool, lazy river, kiddie play place, Oasis Beach Bar and waveside entertainment every weekend in July and August! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Hampshire
A clean, fun, and family friendly indoor play center in Southern New Hampshire!
Rumble Tumble is a fun indoor play gym with a huge indoor soft play zone and private party center.
Indoor fun in New Hampshire with FIVE different bounce houses, and 5000 sq ft of fun activities for kids!
Great indoor fun for kids under 12 years in New Hampshire, with playhouses, trampolines, ball pits, toys and soft play! A fun baby zone too.
A fun indoor playground for the under 7s, with adventure jungle gym, inflatable fun, toddler zone, rock wall & more!
Indoor play fun for kids up to 12 years, with inflatables, soft play, and birthday parties too!
Kids can have a bouncing fun time at New Hampshire's Largest Inflatable Playground!
A fast paced, high energy and colorful environment of over 30,000 square feet, with a full gaming arcade, multi-story laser tag arena and a variety of rides for kids and adults!
A fun and family friendly space where kids are encouraged to keep active, have fun and stay healthy! No video games here!
In addition to public skating, hockey programs and home to many figure skating clubs for children and adults. Ham Arena also features a pro shop stocked with equipment, sticks, skates, and gear from Easton, Jofa, CCM, and more. An on-site pizza and s....
Public skating sessions in New Hampshire, as well as hockey, lessons, and leagues!
Weirs Beach GoKart Track offers a FUN, safe, clean environment for the ULTIMATE interactive racing experience!
A popular adventure is family canoeing on the gentle, crystal clear Saco River near North Conway with canoe trips, pontoon boat cruises, white water rafting, and more!
50,000 square feet facility cleverly arranged into a dozen sections which allows them to accommodate everything from bikes to skateboards and scooters to inline skates, all at the same time.
Family Fun Park featuring miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, climbing wall, and more in New Hampshire! Great for active kids!
From summer thrills to amazing skiing and riding in the winter, Attitash Mountain Resort is a family vacation destination for all seasons!
Active kids love this zipline and high ropes fun for all ages in New Hampshire! A challenging and exciting family day out!
Don't think you are an artist? Walk in to Art Escape and they will help you create a masterpiece! Paint your own ceramics is a great family activity!
It's all about creating ART! Whether it's through their hands, sponges, spray bottles....they can experiment and create anything, WITH anything!
Field of Dreams has a wonderful children's playground, sand volleyball court, small picnic area, walking trails and more! Fun park adventures in New Hampshire
The Seacoast Science Center is a "must see" for anyone wishing to discover the natural treasures and rich history of coastal New Hampshire. The Center's dramatic seaside setting, interpretive exhibits, and commitment to creating a memorable, personal....
Fuller Gardens is a public display garden, located on the ocean, that features over 1700 rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, Japanese Garden and Koi pond, annual displays and a tropical and desert conservatory.
One of the more primitive gems in New Hampshire, this state park is filled with wildlife, from moose to loons, historic attractions as well as hiking trails and kayaking.
Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Spend a day - walk the trails, take a Science Center Lake Crui....
A beautiful area in New Hampshire stretching along the Pemigewasset River, with fun activities like canoeing, fishing and snowmobiling.
Captain Bill's Charters offers the best deep sea fishing, scuba diving and sightseeing tours in New England. Plan your private fishing trip for cod, haddock, blue fish, shark and tuna., great fun for all the family!
Outdoor adventures in New Hampshire with these great tours, from wood survival skills, to cross country skiing and canoeing!
A once in a lifetime experience in the sky with hot air ballooning adventures. A natural and exciting New Hampshire adventure for the family!
The M/S Mount Washington is an excursion cruise ship on Lake Winnipesaukeen, NH. It offers scenic cruises, Sunday brunch and dinner dance cruises. The ship stops at 5 ports on the lake, Wolfeboro, Meredith, Alton Bay and Center Harbor, on alternating....
Enjoy a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of the lake. We travel between Meredith & Lakeport always within view of the lake.
One of New England's finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Enjoy the old garden, rose terrace and Japanese water lily pool.
Take the family to ride up the beautiful Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway! Spend your family day out looking at the magnificent New Hampshire views.
Travel through a natural, woodsy setting along the twisting "Pemi" River, just minutes away from Franconia Notch. You can relax, wave to the tubers and kayakers, watch as young boys swing out over a long rope attached to Swimming Hole Bridge for a sp....
America's most sensational glacial caves in the most beautiful of woodland settings. Plus kids can have fun panning for gems at the Polar Sluice, or try the family treasure hunt by torchlight in the Klondike Mine!
Adventure for the family in New Hampshire as you explore the Lost River Gorge and the Boulder Caves, with lantern tours and free hiking trails.
Skiing and snowboarding with parents and tot lessons beginning at age 3 and around 30% green runs. Also has lift serviced tubing hill.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 25% green runs and a terrain park.
Snow fun in New Hampshire, with skiing and snowboarding, as well as lessons from 4 years. Includes 6 green runs, tubing and terrain training park!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 6, 12% green runs, tubing, zipline adventure and terrain park with beginner hill.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 20% green runs, ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing, terrain training park and air bag.
Wildcat Mountain is one of the last vestiges of independent, family-owned New Hampshire ski areas with year round fun with a zip line too!
The oldest small ski area in America offers skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, with 4 of the 7 runs offered being green.
Great winter sports on the slopes, and a fun aerial adventure course in summer, with an indoor activity center too! Kids fun in New Hampshire for active families!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 15 green runs. Summer activities include horse and pony rides, plus several camp options.
Snow adventures with the family at this New Hampshire resort, with skiing and snowboarding, as well as lessons from 4 years. Summer fun too!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 with good proportion of green runs; plus high wire canopy tour, family friendly golf, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more.
Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's and have an unforgettable experience in an authentically reconstructed fortified settlement.
A mysterious historical attraction - possibly the oldest man-made attraction in the entire country - our very own Stonehenge! Right in New Hampshire.
Explore the mysteries of America's Stonehenge, and try and work out how it was built! Most likely the oldest man-made structure in the USA!
A National Historic Landmark museum with 25 original Shaker buildings and 694 acres of nature trails to explore. Families will find hands-on activities scattered throughout the Village ranging from arts and crafts, to dressing up as 19th century Shak....
Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic land....
Take a journey to the stars: where the sky is no limit, it is just the beginning! Kids can participate in a rocket-making workshop, make a comet, land the space shuttle, try the amateur satellite radio and coo at the models space vessels.
Tours are available of the working weather station at the summit where kids can meet the scientists, explore the equipment and learn about working 6,288 feet up. Why not go by snowcat?
The center houses an impressive interactive exhibit hall that allows visitors to explore the Merrimack River. The exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, and river wildlife. Visitors can view live turtles....
The Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site affords a view of the early years of Daniel Webster,....
The Robert Frost Farm was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many of his poems to memories from the Derry years. The....
Browse museums filled with Americana, witness the extraordinary stunts of the Seyranyan Family Circus and visit our many unique shops. Don't forget our featured attraction The Bear Show a truly original experience. All this and more await you, at Cla....
Perfect for a rainy day, Pinball Wizard is an extensive collections of fun classic edition and ultra modern video games, whizzing pinball machines, redemption games, to name a few...!
A campground with rides...or a theme park with a campground...you decide! Fun in New Hampshire for the family regardless!
Featuring two 18 hole mini golf courses, lazer tag, lazer maze, driving range, full arcade and batting cages, and spooky fun at Halloween!
Family resort also welcoming day trippers, with a large range of outdoor activities and sports, organised children's activities, interactive opportunities with the farm life and more besides.
Family fun with all year round indoor attractions (and seasonal outdoor attractions) where kids can enjoy Laser Tag, Batting Cages and Miniature Golf! To just name a few...!
Jay's is a beautiful miniature golf course and ice cream store at the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee on Route 11. Come by boat or car!
A great, fun Big Rig friendly campground for the whole family! RV sites and wooded tent sites, right in the heart of the White Mountains. Fun activities too!