The Little Nature Museum

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews


at Gould Hill Farm Contoocook NH 03229 USA


The Museum provides visitors with a very personal hands-on learning experience. It includes a natural science teaching collection, exhibits, and trails. The Museum has rescued many specimens and is using them as teaching tools. The Museum''s mission is to develop awareness and appreciation of the natural world and the environment through its hands-on collections, trails, and on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum sponsors educational programs throughout the year for adults and children. The museum is run entirely by volunteers.

Target demographics:

Everyone interested in nature and the environment

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Contoocook, NH Merrimack County, NH New England and beyond


Speakers Bureau at Hopkinton Library NatureFest at Gould Hill Orchard in September

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Rating: 5 stars  

All ages cannot help but enjoy themselves at The Little Nature Museum! Toddlers squeal with delight to be able to touch and handle nature's finest treasures., School age students share their knowledge and return time and again to continue their interest, and adults discover new activities and displays, as well as a fun, family outing. The free programs held at the Hopkinton Library (off season) are varied, imformative and interesting. I have really enjoyed them! The museum is fascinating, educational, and inspirational to be mindful of the environment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I direct the attention of the people towards various displays and exhibits. I direct the children to age appropriate activities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it larger!

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Rating: 4 stars  

All three of my sons have participated in programs offered by The Little Nature Museum. They had so much fun that when my youngest son became a Cub Scout and was looking for an opportunity to do some community service, he and the others in his Den asked if they could do something for the Museum. They ended up doing some trail work and making some trail signs. A few years ago while visiting the Museum I offered a program idea, which was a program to teach children what to do if they should get lost in the woods. Since that time, five years ago, the Little Nature Museum has offered this program to over 100 children and is the only source for this program in the entire State of NH.

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I've personally experienced the results of the Museum's programs in my children, especially when they were young. They always came home from a program excited and anxious to go outdoors to learn more about trees, animals and bugs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make a single change to the Museum it would be to provide a building with more exhibit space, classroom space and more parking.

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