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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Recommended by a friend. Well worth the trip to VT.

Perfect science museum for my children ages 8 & 6. They loved every section of the museum including... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
Fun day at the museum

Lots of hands on activities for both children and adults. We are impressed with what it offers in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 6 days ago

Perfect science museum for my children ages 8 & 6. They loved every section of the museum including outdoor waterplay.

Thank FS_Junkie_with_kids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of hands on activities for both children and adults. We are impressed with what it offers in such relatively small building!

Thank tolive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While geared to kids, it is still enjoyable for adults. The number of exhibits and activities is impressive. There is stuff to do all over. They incorporated outdoor spaces as well, like 100 acres. The solar system trail is a great perspective building excercise. We...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as a couple on vacation from England thinking it would be like our Science Museum in London which is suitable for all ages but it wasn't. We felt out of place being adults with no children. It is not somewhere you can spend...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Lots to do here! We enjoyed the indoor interactive exhibits very much. The outdoor walking trails are not to be missed. Very fun and overall a great way to spend 1/2 a day while in the area.

Thank JoAnnW57
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to check out a new place and stopped at the science museum with my 1 yr old and 11 yr old. This place is like a maze!!! First I can say there is plenty of parking. Second it has a nice area to play...More

Thank LadyYolanda411
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I found a few interesting exhibits but I felt a lot of the museum was geared more towards children than adults. We did like the ant farm and the aquariums. I also liked the moose. I think I'm more of an art than science museum...More

Thank Edith T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We live in Norwich and have been going to the Montshire since our children were young. Now, we take our grandchildren. As locals, we have annual passes. A definite must if you go even a couple times a year. Having the passes allows us to...More

Thank theworldawaits2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One can send hours with any age child. The exhibits are engaging and interactive. My granddaughter never tires of going.

Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

has interactive fun adventures for little folks. they also have riding or biking or cross country trail.

Thank gladoo82
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks for you review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Just to clarify, the Museum's nature trails are for walking and snowshoeing only. We don't allow bikes or pets. Thanks again

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Susan P
7 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
15 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