Discovery Stations OF CCM
The Cheshire Children’s Museum is home to 22 unique hands-on exhibits.
Each crafted with fun AND education in mind.
"Houston can you hear me?" Let your imagination take over as you press buttons and flip switches to guide a space mission from the command center. Fellow astronauts strap into space capsule to ascend into the sky. Children learn about our solar system through the interactive wall and telescope
Mini Food Co-op
Imitate the role of a shopper, stocker, customer and more in this child-sized grocery store. Filled with a wide assortment of realistic play food in the store setting, complete with a cash register and shopping carts! Children engage in creative play while developing fine motor skills, explore new foods, sorting, counting and learning cooperation and social skills.
News Anchor Desk
Report the latest community news in our brand-new News Anchor Desk! Equipped with a camera, sound equipment, lights and a green screen, children bring the latest news and happenings to the CCM community. The exhibit will be developed during the summer and launched just in time for the new school year.
Auto Repair Shop
Hands-on fun allows children to fix our Jeep! Young mechanics change spark plugs, replace the oil, switch ties and fill up the tank with gas. Children also race cars on our track to see which ones are the fastest, and play a xylophone made from wrenches.
Children examine pets, look at animal x-rays and watch over them as they wait for their owners to pick them up. All animals are transferred safely in our pet carriers!
Hop on a swivel stool to have your order taken or be a chef! Serving up only the finest pizzas and ice cream in the city. At our food truck, children use critical thinking skills as well as creativity as they take orders, prepare food, make change and was dishes.
Bank and Spiral Wishing Well
Young bankers role-play as the bank teller or customer in the CCM Bank. Making deposits and withdrawals, using the ATM, matching currency, and opening the sage, are all fun activities children engage in to build financial vocabulary, basic math concepts, problem solving and social skills.
NH Cog Railway
All aboard the Mt. Washington Cog Railway and train depot. Children role-play being a conductor, while they ring the bell and chug up the mountain. Fellow passengers roll train cars around the town, up and over bridges, through the trees, and around the curves on our train tables. Naturally gathering to play as the imitate noises and immerse themselves into the wonderful world of trains.
New Hampshire State Park
Go camping in the Lakes Region and take in the fresh air! In our state park children go fishing in a boat, row a canoe, sit around the campfire, explore animal tracks and identify the wildlife.
A Day On The Water
Grab a life jacket, fishing pole and hop in the boat for a paddle around the lake! Visitors have the opportunity to catch fish, spot the native wildlife or just enjoy sitting on the dock watching the world pass by. A favorite spot in the museum to take photos!
School Bus and School House
Grab your backpack and get ready for a ride! Families of all ages. love to go over the bumps and hills on their way to school. NO fooling around in the back of the bus, the driver can see you in the mirrors, call your name over speaker and even report you to base. As the bus screeches to a halt, students arrive at the CCM Schoolhouse. Children practice their handwriting, matching letters, shapes and colors or even write a poem on our new interactive white board!
On our large magnetic wall, children explore force and motion by linkng together colorful gears and ball chutes .Problem solving, gravitational pull, and cause and effect will engage curious learners of all ages.
Come Fly Away
Jump in our full-size airplane and soar through the air! Young pilots love pretending they can fly with the birds and look down on the world below. This spectacular discovery station is truly an epitome of the CCM vision, “play to learn, explore with curiosity, and imagine anything is possible.”
Build it small, build it tall! The possibilities are limitless once kis get their hands on the LEGO and Duplo blocks in the Lego station! With a large assortment of LEGO and Dulo blocks at their disposal, kids make friends with other children, while building their creations on the Lego walls and free standing stations.
What happens when the garbage truck picks up the recycling? Where does it go? How does it get reused? What new products are made from old? Learn about the recycling process while sorting items and making noise!
Quick, call 911 the house is on fire! Jump on the fire truck to race across town to put out the blaze. Realistic sounds and flashing lights bring young fire fighters to the burning building. You must crawl though the smokey tunnel before using the fire hose to put out the fire. A favorite at the CCM, the fire truck exhibits truly foster imagination and build self-confidence.
Create a new project each day with the materials in our artist corner. Following the seasons and holidays, diverse art projects are designed to allow young artists to explore a wide variety of mediums and techniques. Artistic expression and creativity are encouraged while children develop fine motor skills and abstract thinking.
Healthy U Dental
Visit the dentist to make sure you’re taking proper care of your teeth and gums! Children sit in the dentist chair to brush a puppet’s teeth or examine the sets of chompers on the counter.
Healthy U Doctor
Check your height, weight, strength and flexibility at the doctor’s office. Young caretakers can also tend to the babies in the nursery. Shhhh, please keep the noise down, they are finally sleeping!
Puzzled? Me too! Check out our large assortment of all things puzzles at the puzzle station. Mazes, number puzzles, matching, word puzzles and more keep kids engaged while enhancing their problem-solving skills.
Old McDonalds Farm
There are so many jobs to do on the farm! At the CCM farm, children care for animals and learn about life on a farm. From making sure all the animals are in their stalls to planting a garden and caring for the horse, children take pride in making sure life on the farm runs smoothly.
Where Can You Go Around Town?
This part of the museum includes exhibits that highlight places to explore in the Monadnock region. Our exhibits include a farm, market, food truck, school house, radio station, veterinarian office, theatre, art studio, construction zone with a completed dollhouse, health and wellness exhibits, a credit union and a post office.