There is something super fun for kids when they can explore a museum and really get involved - learning, touching, playing, smelling, and at the Montshire Museum of Science they can do just that!
There is a whole world of new ideas just waiting to kids to explore and discover. Kids - do you fancy spending the day explore the bubbly bubble station? Or checking out the regions largest collection of moths and butterflies?
LIVE fish in a museum? There is here! Kids can get nose to nose with live trout, or try and solve topological puzzles, and even experience a colony of leaf-cutter ants!
At the Montshire Museum of Science, there are more than 125 permanent exhibits, both indoors and outdoors, as well as a whole range of engaging, fascinating and educational activities and programs for kids. There are also rotating exhibitions, so if you want to visit again, there might be something new to explore!
For those little ones, there is even their own area! Andy's Place is a special area scaled for those curious minds under 5.
Want to get out and enjoy the sun? There are over 100 acres of trails, and outdoor exhibits, as well as a Woodland Garden, Science Park, and even a walking tour of the solar system! Pretty amazing!
So who said science was boring! The Montshire Museum of Science is an incredible place for kids to learn through experimentation, and to play, create, and explore to their heart’s content! What are you going to learn first!?
$16 ($18 in summer)
Ages 2 to 17: $13 ($15 in summer)
Purchase a passbook with 12 admission passes and save.
2, and free for members
Make sure you allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit. For the Science Park, make sure you remember your swimsuit, water shoes, sunscreen and towel! You can also bring a camera, and binoculars are fun for trying to spot that wildlife!
Food service is available in the Hughes Pavilion during July and August. Bring a snack and/or lunch if you wish to picnic - always great on those sunny days! There are picnic benches located outdoors and in the Hughes Pavilion.
It’s easy to get to the Montshire!
The museum is conveniently located just off I- 91 at Exit 13 (look for the “Museum of Science” signs) in Norwich, Vermont, five miles north of White River Junction. The Museum is directly across the Connecticut River from Hanover, New Hampshire.
The museum certainly can accommodate school visits, outreach visits, and even homeschoolers! Kids - you can even spend the night in the museum with the Camp-In program - what a neat idea!
Before you leave, visit the Museum Store for an outstanding selection of books, toys, and gifts.
The Montshire Museum is home to the best collection of science and nature-related gifts in the Upper Valley.
You’ll find books for adults and children, nature guides, art calendars, puzzles, games, science kits, stuffed toys, jewelry, and much more in the Museum Store.
Your purchase supports the Montshire Museum of Science and its educational programs.
The first two floors of the museum building, as well as some of the paths and trails, are wheelchair accessible. Yay!
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Changing tables are available in restrooms on the first floor.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The water exhibits in Science Park are open late spring
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