What is there to see and do at The Nature Discovery Center?
• Visit the Museum for an informal tour with hands-on
• Try four activities in the Museum listed on our activity sheet and win a prize! Adults and children are eligible. There are several new activities to try!
What is the admission charge to the museum?
The Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the season. Fridays and Sundays, noon - 5 PM. Saturdays and holidays: 10:30 AM - 5 PM. (see calendar) http://ndcnh.org/Calendar17.html
General Admission: Adults: $5; Seniors & students, $4; Families: 2 adults w/children, $12; Members of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum: ½ price with their MKIM card. Members of The Nature Discovery Center are admitted free with their membership card.
Group Visits: If you wish to make an appointment for a 90-minute guided museum visit during a weekend or a weekday, admission is $3 per person (including chaperones), plus a group fee of $25. One chaperone per five children is required. No strollers are allowed in the museum during a group visit. Appointments can usually be made only on weekdays. Small groups may be allowed to visit on weekends.
Payment in cash or by check (made out to The Nature Discovery Center) is due at the beginning of the visit.
How long does it take to tour the museum?
Allow a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes or more for a museum visit.
If the group plans to walk the Medicine Woods Trail, allow a minimum of an additional 30 - 45 minutes.
Who visits The Nature Discovery Center?
Museum visitors include, among others, individuals, families, students, organized groups, homeschoolers, seniors, church groups, and preschools.
Is the Museum handicap accessible?
The Museum is handicap accessible.
Is There a Gift Shop at The Nature Discovery Center?
The Museum has a small nature shop which sells rocks, minerals, shells, a variety of handmade nature related items, nature Fundanas, decorated woodenware, nature novelty items, and mineral testing kits. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
How many people can the Nature Discovery Center accommodate?
How do I schedule a group appointment?
Call Sandra Martin, Museum Director, well in advance of your planned visit, at 603-746-6121 or e-mail the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org
Group visits are by advance appointment only. The recommended minimum age for group visits is four years old.
Where Did the Museum's Collections Come From?
Throughout the Museum’s history, it has accepted and included discarded collections and unwanted specimens collected by individuals and institutions from throughout the world. They have been used as educational tools in the Museum as well as in outreach programs. Because many of these objects have little data accompanying them, they can be handled by visitors. Contact the Museum's Director if you have something you wish to donate or loan to the Museum.