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The Nature
Discovery Center

18 Highlawn Rd
Warner, NH 03278
(603) 822-2334

 

 

What is there to see and do at The Nature Discovery Center?

• Visit the Museum for an informal tour with hands-on activities

• 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!   

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What do visitors tell us after they have visited the museum?
 
"Wonderful learning site"
" 'Eye candy' for kids & adults"
"Liked availability of hands on exhibits"
"Exceptional display"
"Must be one of the best museums in NH; very nice"
"The kids loved all the cool stuff!"
"Good for field trips"
"Wish this was around when I was a kid here!"
"Lots of fun and educational"
"Fantastic; we'll be back for a tour"
"Excellent displays and wonderful exhibits"

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 - 4:00 PM. Saturdays and holidays: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM. (see calendar) http://ndcnh.org/Calendar.html

Masks Required

Admission can be paid by cash or check; no credit cards, please.
Nature Discovery Center members: FREE
Members of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum: half price

The Museum will reopen on Saturday, June 5th, at 10:30 AM through Sat., Oct. 30
Friday and Sunday: Noon – 4:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $6 Seniors: $5
Families: 1 or 2 parents w/ children: $15
Nature Discovery Members, Native Americans, and Active Military are free.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (MKIM) Member - Half price;

Adult groups of 6 – 20 individuals by appointment only

Group Visits: If you wish to make an appointment for a 90-minute guided museum visit with activities during a weekend or a weekday, admission is $6 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. Call 603-822-2334 to make an appointment. 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?

· For safety reasons, it is recommended that no more than 30 people (including chaperones) be in the Museum at one time. Larger groups can be accommodated by splitting the group in half so that half of the group is outside doing a nature activity while the other half is in the Museum.

· For children and youth groups, adequate chaperones (one for every 5 children) should be present

· Bathroom facilities are available across the parking lot from The Nature Discovery Center at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.

How do I schedule a group appointment?

Call Sandra Martin, Museum Director, well in advance of your planned visit, at 603-822-2334 or e-mail the Museum at info@ndcnh.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. 

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