The museum is open, but only limited displays are available today while our next exhibit is installed.

Admission to The Frick Collection in New York City (admission $22) is free with a Mariposa Crescent membership One of more than 800 museums in the NARM network!

Admission to The Frick Collection in New York City (admission $22) is free with a Mariposa Crescent membership One of more than 800 museums in the NARM network!

The Mariposa gift shop is chock full of treasures from around the world, for almost anyone on your list. And if you’re seeking something truly original, how about giving that museum lover you know free admission to hundreds of museums across North America? A Mariposa membership (at the $100) Crescent Level offers free or discounted admission at more than 800 museums (and museum restaurants and gift shops) across the U.S. and Canada. This makes it a great gift for people who travel or who live outside of NH! All Mariposa membership levels are great gifts and start at just $45/year!

Join or Donate: Its a Match!

Thanks to a generous board member, the Mariposa will receive a matched cash donation when you become a new member, upgrade to Crescent-level membership (with reciprocal museum privileges), or make a new or increased tax-deductible donation to the Mariposa. This offer is for a short time only, please consider a gift or membership now!

Thank You Geo Sponsors

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Caswell Foundation, Endowment for Health, Fenton Family Dealerships, Harrisville Designs, Joyce and Don Healy, Jack Daniels Motor Lodge, Joseph’s Coat, Jubilee Fund, James Kelly, Kingsbury Fund, Stephanie and Jack Minteer, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Peterborough Community Theatre, The Putnam Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, Nancy Roberts, Savings Bank of Walpole, Ben and Kate Taylor, Toadstool Bookshop, Waterhouse Restaurant, and David Blair and Lina Hervas!

What Theyre Saying...
​"A truly fascinating , wondrous, magical place. Thank you so much for sharing the history of writing books and fairytales that are the same in every country. Thank you also for sharing so many cultures!"— M.Blanchard, Portland ME
"Like visiting your grandmother's attic, only much more special because of the cultural variety and splendid hands on exhibits. Really enjoyed, Thanks!"— Patricia & Brent Alvey, Weare NH
"Encouragement for the people of the world to recognize their similarities, put aside their differences, embrace each other and live in peace, well done."—MO
"Our granddaughter and her grandparents loved your museum. She tried on the fairy tale clothes, he watched The Black Leopard video with fascination and I poured over the amazing photos. Thank you for all."—SHS, Nelson NH
"We loved playing the instruments! We are now members! I enjoyed the CD- Prince Ea- true messages for all."—The Henevelds
"A beautiful place that ignites the imagination and delights the senses!"—Cari Knoldes, Dallas TX
"Wonderful experience! Delightful books and displays. Loved the musical instruments!"— Danika, Milford NH
"I really liked it. I loved how you could play stuff and cant wait to come next year in fifth grade."—VT
"Beautiful! My children requested to come back. Thank you so much for inspiring creativity and knowledge."—Ginger Fennell
"We had no idea what to expect when we were told to come for the "Fairy Tale" exhibit...we loved it! Love how you portrayed the stories from different cultures and perspectives! Beautifully done and the instruments were so much fun too!"—The Vanderpools, Norfolk MA
"What a great exhibit! Beautiful, the way you intertwined cultures and history through 'Chocolate!' Very creative and truly educational. Loved it!"—Gayle Darrell, Bedford NH
"Just saw The World of Chocolate exhibit. What a delight and education. It was fascinating to learn the history of chocolate as food and delectable and the impact of chocolate and spices as driving forces of the world economy. Thanks so much. We'll send our friends."— Ron Rivera, Quincy MA

Chronicle video

Thank you, NH Chronicle
for your feature segment on the Mariposa. If you missed
it, here’s a link to tune in »