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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Never too old for the Montshire

My family has been a member of the Munchery museum for more than 25 years. It is always fresh and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joygobin
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Montshire "unleashed" is great for a date night!

Once a month, the museum hosts "Montshire Unleashed" - a evening event where they open up the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Bea W
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Vermont
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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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“all ages” (31 reviews)
“hiking trails” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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+1 802-649-2200
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"all ages"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"hiking trails"
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"water features"
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"hands on activities"
in 11 reviews
"leaf cutter ants"
in 9 reviews
"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"older kids"
in 6 reviews
"never tire"
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"exhibits change"
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"year olds"
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"summer camp"
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"rainy day"
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"change of clothes"
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"bathing suits"
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"ant farm"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been a member of the Munchery museum for more than 25 years. It is always fresh and fun. My children grew up attending the preschool and spent many summer days enjoying the exhibits. Children of all ages enjoy the Manshire museum.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Once a month, the museum hosts "Montshire Unleashed" - a evening event where they open up the museum to the 21+ crowd, bring in a DJ and local food and beer/wine vendors - and if you're looking for a fun evening out, this is for...More

Thank Bea W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just went our first “unleashed” night. We had low hopes due to always going to the montshire with our eight year old. However, that was proven wrong within the first 10 minutes. We had an absolute blast! My husband tried the...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I have held a family membership at the Montshire for years. Returning there is like coming home to a group of smart educators who want to help people (not just children) understand and enjoy the world of nature and knowledge.

Thank Archives B
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Yes this place is pricey, but also a lot of fun. Many attractions and things to do. When the weather is bad or it's late Fall or Winter the outside things are either closed or very limited. I think it needs an off season discount.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If the price was half of what it is, that would have made this a 5-star review. The admission cost is $14 per child (even for 4 year olds) and $16 per adult. So for a family of 5 it is quite an investment. If...More

Thank LawGod2
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was a special family adventure with three generations and ages from 5 to 72. Our 5-year old granddaughter was almost overwhelmed with the seemingly never ending items for her to do "hands on". The "mystery" games, ant farm, etc., etc. are all done extremely...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my older children, but a friend with younger children along with us. Though most of us were older, there really was a little something for all of us. I had as much fun with the bubble exhibit as my 17 yo and the...More

Thank Meghan C
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I enjoy the Montshire as much or more than my children. Only down side to our visit was that it was a rainy weekend and lots of other people had the same idea. I highly recommend finding time for the hands on science "labs" if...More

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Very fun small museum aimed at children. A great outdoor addition was added a few years ago. And there are trails down to the river. It's a nice break to run off some energy.

Thank nhmo
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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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