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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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We visited this museum before, and we spent four hours recently. It is great educational... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Zeyad M
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Awesome For The Family!

We have been members since our oldest was 2 so we go here at least once a month. The displays are... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Thomas R
Hartford, Vermont, United States
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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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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We visited this museum before, and we spent four hours recently. It is great educational experience, time after time for all ages young and old. Will go back again.

Thank Zeyad M
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We have been members since our oldest was 2 so we go here at least once a month. The displays are always changing so the kids are never sick of going. It's great for adults too so you are not bored while your kids are...More

1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We love! this museum. It is clean, well kept and keeps my daughter's attention and the water area is amazing!!! Well worth the stop...and it never feels over crowded.

Thank lisalebl
Reviewed 1 July 2016

During the summer bring your picnic basket and bathing suit. Splash park is open and the trails are a great place to wander. Inside is always changing exhibits which is great but if you go during decent weather, definitely explore outside as well.

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Museum is geared toward younger kids but my teens enjoyed it. Lots of hands on opportunities, got to see the ants being fed and enjoyed the view from the top floor. Watching the bees was one of my favorites. We enjoyed a picnic outdoors and...More

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This museum is one not to be missed if you have children in your family. Many hands on activities to keep their interest and learning by doing. On this particular visit, many families took advantage of the water works out back of the campus. Bring...More

1  Thank Sue N
Reviewed 19 May 2016

A special outing with my eight year old grandson is to the Montshire Museum. There is always something new; the bubbles are awesome and when grandma is tired, she can enjoy the computers or look for the Queens (and and bee).

1  Thank Thellie2014
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This marvelous little museum is hidden between the two main towns, Hanover and Norwich, that are a source of much of its activities. You will be surprised by how well organized this special museum is.

1  Thank stewater
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We love the montshire!!!! Great place to take our 2 and 4 year olds to kill time. This is one of the few things in the Hanover area to do consistently. The kids love the splash park in the summer and the inside is great...More

1  Thank wilsonwest
Reviewed 30 March 2016

perfect to spend the afternoon. especially kids from 4-9 age group. So hands on. Safe, fun, clean, everything spread out so they can explore. (interesting for grown ups too) just a great afternoon - BUT! be prepared...there is no cafe, snack bar or anything. Hanover...More

Thank Mollypw
MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

Thanks so much for your review and your comment about food service. We do offer food service in the Hughes Pavilion during the summer months and indoors during some of the school vacation weeks. We continue to explore the feasibility of a year-round Museum Café.

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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
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
Moni S
16 March 2015|
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