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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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A place for all ages!

We enjoy going to the Montshire with or without children or friends. There are activities for... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
SandieReeve
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Norwich, Vermont
Outstanding Kids' Museum

My little one thoroughly enjoyed herself for 3-hours nonstop and then went back for more after a... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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The Montshire is an award-winning hands-on science museum. You'll experience over 140 exciting exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. As a 110-acre museum on the Connecticut River, there's always plenty to explore, both indoors and out! Open daily 10-5. Summer Admission (May 17-September 7) $16 for adults, $13 for children 2-17. Regular Admission: $14 for adults, $11 for children 2-17 Two day passes available. Free for members and children under 2 years of age. Water exhibits in outdoor Science Park are on mid-May through early October.
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“all ages” (27 reviews)
“outdoor water” (14 reviews)
“hiking trails” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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+1 802-649-2200
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We enjoy going to the Montshire with or without children or friends. There are activities for everyone. The exhibits change several times a year and the regular displays are interesting to many ages. Children dart from place to place. The outdoor water park is a...More

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review and spreading the word about the Montshire.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

My little one thoroughly enjoyed herself for 3-hours nonstop and then went back for more after a lunch break. There's an enormous number of hand-on activities for kids of all ages from about 2 or 3 on up. However, because there are so many kids...More

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review. Congestion around exhibits can be an issue during busy times. During non school vacation days, there are fewer crowds. We continue to look into viable year-round food service. During the summer months, we offer lunch and snack items in the Hughes...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This hands on museum is good for all ages. There is a sectioned off place for kids 5 and under. I was so sad when my boy aged out of this! There are two floors of exhibits with much to explore in every corner. The...More

Thank Amy P
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for you review. Experiencing the joy of science is what we are all about—regardless of your age. Stay curious, Beth

Reviewed 18 January 2017

A gem of a museum especially for kids but also very interesting for adults. Very family friendly. Engaging exhibits.

Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

You may be put off by the high price of entry but kids love this place. Call them about their special events. A membership is a great gift for a family living in the local area.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very informative and many different learning options for children of many ages! Highly recommend. Price is very high though!

Thank marsharose14
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although mostly frequented by families, this is also a museum with much to offer for those without children. Many interesting. interactive exhibits, trails, etc.

Thank margueriteames
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Montshire Science Museum on our way home from our annual trip to New Hampshire. I was hoping to find a spot for us to stretch our legs and get some energy out of our four year old. This place was PERFECT!...More

Thank KDreamBear
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We drive 1.5 hours to visit this museum several times a year and it never disappoints! During warm weather the outdoor "science park" has fantastic water features that appeal to kids of all ages. My 6 and 9 year olds have a blast and there...More

Thank Momoftwo06
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Our family loved our trip to Montshire. Our daughter's comment was "I love a place where I can run around and touch everything!!!" It is that kind of place. Lots to keep kids busy for hours. We didn't have time to explore everywhere but it...More

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Susan P
Are wheelchairs or other transport available?
8 October 2016|
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Response from MontshireMuseum | Property representative |
My apologies for not responding sooner—somehow this is the first time I saw your questions. Yes, we do have a wheelchair available for use. The first two floors are accessible as are some of the trails. Thanks again
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benellen
handicap accessibility?
27 November 2015|
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Response from MontshireMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, the first two floors of the Museum are handicap accessible as are some of the trails. Please feel free to call if we can be of further assistance. 802-649-2200
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Moni S
Would teenagers be engaged, and about how long should a visit take? Are there price breaks for students/seniors?
16 March 2015|
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Response from MontshireMuseum | Property representative |
Absolutely—people of all ages find the Montshire engaging. We would recommend at least2–3 hours for a first-time visit. While we don't offer discounts, you receive $2 off admission foe everyone in your party when you... More
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