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Montshire Museum of Science

Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Informative even for the kids at heart

Initially I was very hesitant to visit the museum as it is definitely geared towards kids plus a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Montshire well worth the visit, especially for young kids

We found all of the choices to have interest to our 3-year old granddaughter. The bubbles area... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages”(32 reviews)
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...more
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially I was very hesitant to visit the museum as it is definitely geared towards kids plus a hefty entrance free. But we did travel with an inquisitive 6 year old and this was her attraction. I believe most children from 3 to 14 would...More

Thank toadsoup
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found all of the choices to have interest to our 3-year old granddaughter. The bubbles area, the music and sound area, the demos, were just a few of the exhibits, nearly all of which our granddaughter liked.

1  Thank WRJaeger
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Recently took our 12 year old grandson to visit this wonderful museum. He gave it his highest approval. We enjoyed watching him and participated in the bubble blowing!

Thank NHToni
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We took our son and his family to MMS while we were all in the area. There were eight of us; ranging from 3 to 67 (two teens). We only went to the main building because of time constraints. But we spent several enjoyable hours...More

2  Thank wanderlust_3351
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This a great little place to visit and was enjoyed by our 11&13 year olds as well as ourselves. The outdoor area is particularly special with water play areas, the walk through the solar system and the general forest walks surrounding the museum. There is...More

1  Thank memee08
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I have been to a lot of science museums, and many in big cities, too. This one is the best by far! The exhibits and the museum itself are so well maintained and clean. The exhibits themselves are really interesting and extremely well designed! We...More

Thank k1029384756
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Parking is plenty, there are picnic tables outside and you can walk on paths. The Museum is a great visit for both Kids and Adults. I loved the exhibits and had fun learning things again that I forgot about. The visit is about 2 hours....More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This was such a fun find! It kept our elementary aged kids busy all day. Thankfully, it was not too crowded and my kids were able to do everything inside. It started raining partway through our visit, so we never were able to check out...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

If you have children or grandchildren you must take them to this wonderful place: all sorts of incredible hands on experiences: the kids are allowed to touch and play with EVERYTHING..they love it! they can work with bubbles..music..all sorts of super interesting activities..my son and...More

Thank VeggieBurger569
Reviewed 27 July 2018

What a super fun place! We have a science museum in our state, but in the city. I loved this was on acres of land w/hiking! There's so much to do and see, my 8 year old had an awesome time! We should have brought...More

Thank annamarie0906
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Annie D
14 August 2018|
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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
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