Lesley Smith and her puppet Sammy the Snail

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will celebrate its 27th birthday on Sunday, September 26 with an afternoon of activities and entertainment, generously sponsored by Laconia Savings Bank.

The Children’s Museum Annual Birthday Celebration will include cake and ice cream for all, party games, and puppet shows by Lesley Smith and the Theatre of Life Puppets at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. There will also be face painting, and each child can make and decorate a special birthday crown to wear home.

Birthday refreshments will be available throughout the day. Guests are invited to enjoy a slice of birthday cake, along with ice cream donated by River Bend Pizza & Subs, a supportive neighboring business of the museum.

The Children’s Museum was founded in 1983 in Portsmouth and moved to its current larger location in Dover in July 2008.

All birthday celebration festivities are included in the regular price of admission: $8 for children and adults, $7 for seniors, and free for museum members and children under age one. Directions and other information may be found at www.childrens-museum.org