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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Great for Kids if you're in the Area!

This museum was a pleasant surprise for our family. If you're traveling through the area and want... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Jeff P
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Great place to take the kids

I have been here 4 times now and every time I come back I love it. It's never boring. Great... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
Susan C
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This museum was a pleasant surprise for our family. If you're traveling through the area and want to break up your trip, you should consider bringing your family here. Many activities for kids as you'd expect. There's also certain walks you can do around the...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I have been here 4 times now and every time I come back I love it. It's never boring. Great nature trails too a lot to see and do and have a picnic

Thank Susan C
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Thanks so much for your great review. Creating your own experience each time you come is what we are all about. We look forward to your next visit. Beth

Reviewed 8 November 2015

This museum is very special! Watching the children enjoy the exhibits is as meaningful as the clever exhibits themselves.

1  Thank Holly V
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Observing and and experiencing the joy of science is central to what we do. Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the Montshire. Beth

Reviewed 3 November 2015

Mont shire has something for everyone in your house, many different stations with action for people to try and participate , Standing on a platform simulating snow, Good Spend hours here on a rainy day.

Thank abowen47
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Thanks for your review—we try to engage people of all ages through our exhibits, programs and events. We look forward to seeing you again, Beth

Reviewed 17 October 2015

We took our 18 month old twins this summer and they LOVED it! We were there for 3 hours which is an eternity in toddler time and they were actively engaged the entire time! Everything is hands on so it is nice not having to...More

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We love this place. Thier is always new things and kids (and grown ups) always have a great time. My little ones love the water part In the warm months and the bubble room is always a hit for all ages. The kids explored electric...More

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

We're so glad you had such a great visit. We agree—the Montshire is a wonderful place for all ages.

Reviewed 8 October 2015

We took our 4 year old grandson here for the afternoon. It could easily have been an all day affair. In fact, you can come and go all day long. I would suggest getting there early and then a break for lunch and back for...More

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again. BK

Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a great place to take your kids or grandkids and provides hours of education that is interactive. In the summer bring your bathing suit as they have amazing water features that can be played in. My Grandson loves this place.

Thank Bonnie H
MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

So glad you had a great visit to the Montshire and we look forward to seeing you again. And, thanks for the review. BK

Reviewed 16 September 2015

Found this last minute as we encountered a rainy day while camping in Vermont. The reviews were good, so we decided to take a chance. We were not disappointed! There is so much for kids to do and explore here. i have a 5 year...More

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

So glad you had a great visit to the Montshire with your kids and the rain let up so you could explore Science Park and the trails. We look forward to seeing you again—rain or shine. BK

Reviewed 10 September 2015

Went here the day before a wedding to let my 6 and 4 year old blow of steam. We ended up coming back the day after as well because it was so good. The exhibits are pretty well thought out and most are highly interactive....More

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

Thanks for your great review of the Montshire—we are so glad you had a chance to explore the outdoors as well as the interactive exhibits inside. BK

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Susan P
8 October 2016|
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Response from MontshireMuseumofSci | 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
27 November 2015|
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Response from MontshireMuseumofSci | 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
16 March 2015|
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Response from MontshireMuseumofSci | 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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