Margret and H.A. Rey Center
& Curious George Cottage
35 Village Road, Building C
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Open year-round, see website for program schedule.
Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and stewards. Today their pursuits live on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. The Margret and H.A. Rey Center offers programs throughout the year that provide all ages the opportunity to learn about and experience art, science and nature.
The lives of Margret and H.A. Rey were filled with continued learning and community service. The Reys were active in: writing and illustration; astronomy; natural history; photography; environmental action (including calls for renewable energy); concern for animals; the simple joys of gardening, walking and bicycle-riding; and, of course, children's experiential learning. These life pursuits of the Reys form the basis Rey Center programs. This mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity, is the foundation for a multigenerational center for learning and exploration.