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Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
Phone Number: +1 802-649-2200
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The Montshire is an award-winning hands-on science museum. You'll...

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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Great for kids!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2015
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 old and first stop was the amazing bubble exhibit - we had to pull her... More 

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

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 More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. The real gem though was the outside museum which has a river with ping pong... More 

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

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 More 

Heathsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Science Museum with lots of hands-on exhibits to explain light, colors, the effects of air/wind, music, etc. Also had several Rube Goldberg setups that were absolutely fascinating to watch.

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for your review—we a delighted that you had a good experience at the Montshire. BK More 

Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I absolutely love the museum! Totally hands on learning for all! I have been taking my children, and my childcare children and now my granddaughter to this wonderfully amazing learning experience that is definitely a different experience every time I go! My favorite place would be the outdoor water areas that create so much learning while playing and having fun!!!

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Montshire and thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon. BK More 

Jericho, Vt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We visited the Montshire with our granddaughters and the new attractions are just wonderful. They have an area where the kids can build and it's great, the giant bubble exhibit really fascinates kids (adults as well.) I can't say enough good things about this museum. It's educational and so very entertaining.

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Montshire. There is always something new and different to explore each time you visit. BK More 

Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Montshire is absolutely the best science museum I've ever been to, and I am a museum person. This is hands-on science at its best. Unlike most science museums it appeals to people of all ages, isn't heavy on screens, and isn't overwhelmingly noisy. We have visited 5 times in the last two years and I always have to tear my... More 

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for you great review. While the Montshire is certainly a great place to bring children, it's equally engaging for adults. BK More 

new england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Entertaining, education and fun for everyone regardless of age. And hiking trails to add to it all. Allow no less than 3 hours, but really need a full day.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This museum is a great place for children. When we were there one part of the museum was all about bubbles. There was an ant colony which we happened to hear the lecture on and got to feed the worker ants leaves. Outside there is a place for children to play in the water . Also nice hiking trails

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

An excellent place for nice day visit! Our 8 year old enjoyed the entire place with tons of hands exhibits such as the Bubble area and watching the Leaf Cutter ants in motion! The outdoor area is a nice walk with even a small water area for preschoolers. We did do some small walks on the property with many more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Best science museum ever. Even on a rainy day where we didn't do the outdoor activities, our 5 and 7 year old boys loved it and we had to drag them away after several hours of fun.

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for your review—we are delighted you had a good time and thanks for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again when you can enjoy the water exhibits in Science Park and the nature trails. More 

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