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Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center

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Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
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mariposa museum  world culture center photoThe Mariposa is a 'hands-on' museum of artifacts from around the world, located in the center of Peterborough in the historic Baptist Church building. We celebrate other cultures with regional exhibitions, performances and programs.

The first floor of the Mariposa Museum features an entrance gallery with small museum shop, the beginning of our interactive exhibit, and an adjoining resource library and workshop space.

The second floor contains our main gallery, performance space and “hands-on” costume and puppet/marionette alcoves. The third floor loft contains our gallery and “hands-on” musical instrument collection.

Hopefully each visitor will find at least one artifact celebrating his/her heritage. For our regional exhibitions we also invite members of the community to share their stories or loan artifacts that bring added richness to our own offerings.

We have a robust school program that allows children from area schools to come as a class and learn “interactively” about other cultures or cultural holidays. Twice a year we present a Senior Series dedicated to older adults in the region.

Interactive exhibits, both rotating and permanent, showcase the creativity of people across cultures through folk arts, folk traditions, and story telling. Performance space encourages sharing cultural legacies such as folkdance, music and rhythm, oral tradition.

The Mariposa is fully handicap accessible.
It is non-profit 501C-3 and governed by a board of directors.

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Winter hours (Sept thru mid-June): Wed-Sun 11-5pm
Summer hours: Open everyday from 11-5pm

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$5 per adult and $3 child.
First Fridays: Free from 5-9pm



26 Main Street, Peterboroough, NH, 03458 map
Phone: 603-924-4555

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  • First Fridays Free from 5-9pm

  • 5-6pm KidCraft

  • 6-7pm Reception with complimentary refreshments

  • 7-9pm Performance

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