Area and Regional Museums

Squam Lake Science Center (located off Route 133 in Holderness) features inter-active exhibits of native animals located along scenic forest, meadow and marshland trails.

Castle in the Clouds (Lucknow Estate) (located off Route 171 in Moultonborough) is a classic mansion in the American Craftsman Style in American Architecture, which featured any innovations, among them a circular shower, interlocking kitchen tiles, and a central vacuum system.

The library offers a discounted admission passes to both the Science Center and Castle in the Clouds.

Other area museums (passes not available at present).

Arts and cultureThe Currier Gallery (Manchester) exhibits American and European art works from its own and visiting collections. The Isabella Gardner Museum (Boston) houses an   significant examples of EuropeanAsian, and American art in a building that emulates a 15thc Venetian palace.

History: The Remick Museum (Tamworth) preserves the history of country doctors on a working rural farm. The Wright Museum (Wolfeboro) is dedicated to preserving the history of the American Home Front during the WWII era. Shaker Village (Canterbury) features exhibits tours and program on the history, lifestyle and vales of the Shakers. The New Hampshire Historical Society preserves and exhibits materials on NH history. The Strawberry Banke (Portsmouth) brings 300 year history of the waterfront neighborhood to life.

Science and nature: The Libby Museum (Wolfeboro) presents exhibits and programs on the natural world. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features a planetarium and exhibits on aerospace exploration. The Children’s Museum (Dover) offers interactive exhibits on under-sea research, brain waves, dinosaurs, world cultures.