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Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
Phone Number:
+1 802-649-2200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful place for kids and adults

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Trekandmore
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wilder, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank marsharose14
Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles 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! A decent price for all that you can do and see. I would recommend anyone... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were several teens there today as well. We bring bathing suits and towels and spend... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was definitely a great place to spend an afternoon. We got in a little hike... More 

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Cornwall, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the activities for all ages! The inside has so much to do and the outside activities are awesome! The staff was so helpful and the space is so big your don't feel crowded!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I visited this location with my two sisters and nephew. My nephew is six years old and the majority of families there on this particular day had kids roughly 9 years old and younger. This museum is amazing because there's so much to see and do, but with that said it can also be overstimulating. The exhibits on leaf cutter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

As soon as the you go in the children are engaged in what is around them. There are so many interactive displays, we all enjoyed learning through play. There is enough information on each to support this but not feel overwhelming. Upstairs and we were fascinated with the living displays of honey bees and leaf cutter ants. Again the staff... More 

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