The Millyard Museum at 255 Commercial Street is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. It serves as a reminder of Manchester’s history as a textile town with its displays of woven crafts, historical memorabilia and special seasonal events. The museum also owns an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, some of which date back to the last Ice Age.

The See Science Center at 200 Bedford Street is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm and on weekends from 12pm to 5pm. The 70-plus exhibits include a chemistry lab, reptile displays, a moon walk simulator and many others.

The Massabesic Audubon Center on Audubon Way is in the nearby town of Auburn, but is worth a short drive. This natural preserve is open Tuesdays through Satrudays from 9am to 5pm and features large plots of indigenous plants and populations of local birds.

The Currier Museum of Art at 201 Myrtle Way temporarily closed in June 2006 for an expansion project, but it is usually open Wednesday through Monday, with free entry between 10am and 1pm on Saturdays for all guests and at all times for children under 18. The collection is mostly American and European art, with a focus on regional New Hampshire artists. Their art center, however, remains open for art classes and studio programs open to the community.