New Hampshire Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
America's Stonehenge at Mystery Hill
Like Stonehenge in England, America's Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.
Address: 105 Haverhill Road Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 893-8300
Boston University Sargent Center for Outdoor Education
Sargent Center for Outdoor Education began as Sargent Camp, the summer location for Dudley Sargent’s teacher training program. It was here in the New Hampshire woods that he developed his philosophy that shared experiences in a beautiful natural setting— including a few “mild trials and tribulations”— fostered not just camaraderie, but “individual completeness and harmony of development” as well. Today, nearly 100 years later, Sargent Center continues to be a center of progressive outdoor education.
Address: 36 Sargent Camp Road, Hancock, NH 03449
Phone: (603) 525-3311
Fax: (603) 525-4151
The Met Children's Museum
The Met Children's Metamorphosis is an interactive children's museum serving Derry and surrounding communities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our mission here is to establish, provide and maintain a private, non-profit, hands-on museum for all young children, their families, schools, and teachers.
Address: 6 West Broadway, #24, Derry, NH 03038
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
The Children's Museum operates exclusively for charitable purposes and serves as an educational resource for schools, families and communities. The museum strives to support the diverse population of the region, to provide learning opportunities for all children, and to enrich the services of regional schools.
Address: 6 Washington St, Dover, NH 03820
SEE Science Center
The SEE Science Center is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, mathematics and technology.
Address: 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101
New Hampshire Historical Society
Since 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society has been preserving our state's past and telling its rich stories to each generation. Nowhere will you find a more extensive collection of objects and archives related to New Hampshire's history.
Each year, the Society uses its vast collection to serve thousands of members and visitors through our research library, museum, publications, and outreach programs. And, our education programs touch the lives of children from virtually every community across the state.
Address (Library): 30 Park St, Concord, NH 03301
Address (Museum): 6 Eagle Sqaure, Concord, NH 03301
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
To educate, incite and entertain learners of all ages in the sciences and humanities by actively engaging them in the exploration of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space science.
Address: 2 Institute Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-STAR (7827)
American Independence Museum
The American Independence Museum exhibits highlight the Society of the Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest veterans’ society, and its first president, George Washington. Among the museum’s permanent collection of documents chronicling the nation’s founding are an original Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. View these fascinating documents during the museum’s annual American Independence Festival. Permanent collections include American furnishings, ceramics, silver, textiles and military ephemera.
Address: One Governors Lane, Exeter, NH 03833
The Little Nature Museum
The mission of The Little Nature Museum is to develop awareness and appreciation of the natural world and the environment through the Museum's hands-on and interactive collections, trails, and educational programs. The collections include, rocks, minerals, fossils, sea life, insects, Indian artifacts, mounted birds and mammals, and plants. There are also interpretive exhibits, hands-on activities, and nature trails for all ages to enjoy.The Little Nature Museum is a federally registered non-profit organization.
Address: 656 Gould Hill Rd, Contoocook, NH 03229
Currier Museum of Art
The Currier Museum Art Center provides a wide range of educational opportunities in the visual arts for children, teens and adults. With the collections of the Currier Museum as our inspiration, students are encouraged to cultivate their artistic skills and broaden their imaginations within the setting of intimate and supportive learning situations. Our goal is to instill a lifelong appreciation of the visual arts through a hands-on approach to creating fine art and crafted objects.
Address: 150 Ash St, Manchester, NH 03104
New Hampshire Farm Museum
Tour the historic Jones farmhouse and learn about three centuries of rural life in New Hampshire.
Explore the three story, 104 foot long, great barn filled with a vast collection of agricultural machinery,
farm tools, wagons and sleighs. Meet our farm animals, try the Big, Yellow Barn Hunt,
follow the nature trail and shop in our wonderful museum store.
Address:PO Box 644, Rt 125 Plummer's Ridge, Milton, NH 03851