Museum Hours and Admission

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Check out our NEW Hours!

 

  • Monday- 10 AM-3 PM

  • Tuesday- 11 AM- 2 PM 

  • Wednesday- 11 AM- 2 PM

  • Thursday- 10 AM- 3 PM

  • Friday 10 AM – 3 PM

  • Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

  • Sunday 10 AM – 3 PM

  • April Vacation 10 am – 5 pm daily

    Summer- July 1st-August 31st 10 am-5 pm daily

    Fall and Winter September 1st-March 31st

    Weekdays 11 am- 2 pm

    Weekends 10 am- 5 pm

(Our downstairs will close at 2 PM for adequate cleaning- thank you for understanding)

*Our policy for after 2 PM admissions: If a party comes in prior to closing, they will still be subjected to full admission price with tickets provided to return the following operational day. 

Members are asked to arrive no later than 20 minutes before closing. Guests sometimes get confused about the end of the day and may buy their next day ticket between 2:40 and 3:00 PM. Members agree to the 2:40 end time to entrance upon membership purchase.

Admission Rates

 

$7.50 per person ages one and up

We accept cash, checks, and Visa and Mastercard credit cards. Please note that it is our policy to check signatures on credit cards. If your card is not signed we will require a license or other form of ID. This is to ensure your safety, we appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.

 

We are part of the 2017 FUN Pass. Check out  http://www.breathenh.org/FunPass for more information!

 

 

 

 

If your family cannot afford our admissions fee and your child(ren) has(ve) NH Medicaid or Maine Care insurance, we will waive the fee. We do ask you to present their insurance card. The parents of the child or guardian and the child(ren) will be asked to consider a donation of what is affordable per person. As of 9/01/2012, we will require the insurance card(s) of the children to be presented. We have seen some abuse of the program. **This program is reserved for local families that live in the Mount Washington Valley.**

Re-Admittance Policy: As long as we are not at capacity, you are welcome to leave and come back on the same day. However, if you do leave and we do reach capacity, we cannot admit you until spaces open.

Membership Policy

2 Adults, 4 children unlimited visits for one year for only $50.00!

Current members pay no daily admission.

You may leave at any time and come back the same day without an additional charge unless we are at capacity. Group rates are available, contact us for information, 356-2992.

Membership is a great option for anyone who visits 3 times or more a year! The cost of a membership is only $80.00 for a family of 2 adults and 4 children. But with this special sale it is now only $50.00!!  Please inquire at the front desk about become a member of our children’s museum community. Members can visit an unlimited amount of times per year (great) but must observe our capacity policy and are not guaranteed immediate admittance on busy days. If your membership has expired, we will require that you purchase a renewal for your family or daily admissions.

Admissions Reservations

We do not accept general admissions reservations. We do book school groups, clubs and birthday parties. These groups must call in advance and pre-pay. Groups must be official such as the girl scouts, a recreation department or school or preschool. We also recognize and support homeschooling groups. Groups must be of 10 or more to book a reservation. They must pre-pay with credit card over the phone or send in a check payment. We do not refund payment on the day of the reservation but happily will refund the full payment up to 24 hours before the reservation. Groups must arrive at 10:00 am.

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The MWV Children’s Museum is a very popular place every day- but rainy days especially in July and August. We encourage families on rainy days to get here early (10:00 am) for the best shot at smooth entry. If we do reach capacity, a short wait is usually the result but there are no guarantees as to the length of the wait. We do not reserve spots except for in the case of organized official groups and members are also subject to this capacity policy. Organized, official groups must call in advance and reserve their spaces and pre-pay with a check or credit card. Organized, official groups that have reserved and pre-paid must arrive at 10:00 am. Please know we hate to keep guests waiting but we have to honor the fire code for the building. Thank you!

Our Storm Policy

The MWV Children’s Museum may delay or stay closed during episodes of inclement winter weather. We may also opt to close early when issues of safety arise based on conditions. Guests and members are advised to call the MWVCM at 356-2992 or visit our website for more information.

Shoes/ Boots Policy

During the winter and messy weather we ask families to please remove their shoes/boots in the entryway of the museum. We encourage guests to bring a dry pair of shoes or slippers to make yourselves more comfortable. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

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Group policy

Schools are not charged for up to 4 chaperones. We require that a representative call ahead of time to schedule the visit and that one check or credit card be used to pre-pay for the entire group. Groups must arrive by 10:00 am. We proudly support homeschooling. Homeschoolers are encouraged to come to us as a group and reserve a reservation for their group to attend. All groups must have at least 10 members attending. We do have a special day care/preschool membership.

During the summer months, we only offer free admission for Maine Care Kids and Healthy Kids Gold children when they come with their parents or guardians. During the school year, we are more flexible with this policy and we encourage groups to inquire about our free admission policy with Maine Care Kids and Healthy Kids Gold.

If children coming in your group are on their parent or grandparent’s membership, it is important to have the child(ren) bring a copy of their membership card(s) or have the parent(s) call ahead. If a membership has expired, we will require payment for that child(ren’s) admittance. Pre-planning is essential! Please call (603) 356-2992 and inquire about this very special offering.

Grandma’s Cottage of Thrift:

Open during museum hours. If you are dropping off a donation of clothes during closed business hours please leave them outside of the side door.

 

 

  • MWV Children’s Museum
    PO Box 2602
    2936 White Mountain Highway
    North Conway, NH 03860
    603-356-2992
    Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, Mondays 10-3,
    Saturdays 10-5
    Tue-Wed 11-2.

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