Montshire Museum of Science
1 Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055 • Ph: 802-649-2200
The Montshire Museum of Science is a great place to take the whole family. With dozens of hands-on exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology, it’s a wonderful way for children to experience science for themselves. The Montshire is a hands-on Museum with over 60 exhibits on the natural and physical sciences. The Museum’s modern facilities include some of the most exciting exhibit spaces in this region. Located on the banks of the Connecticut River in Norwich, Vermont, the building is surrounded by 110 acres of woodland and many nature trails, offering opportunities for outdoor activities while still “at the Museum.” Montshire has over 4,000 members, the largest Museum membership in any of the three northern New England states. Today, the museum includes the same favorite exhibits that have been here for years and some new ones too. The bubble exhibit helps children understand liquids, surface tension, and soap film geomentrics., while getting to create giant bubbles. Step into the Bernoulli Blower and see air pressure up close. Many of the exhibits use water to power them. There are more water exhibits during the summer in the outdoor science park. Many other exhibits include learning about air and weather, light and vision, astronomy, animals, math, mechanics and motion, sound and the natural environment. The Museum offers programs for school groups by reservation. The Museum Store offers a wide selection of of science and nature-related gifts in the Upper Valley including books and nature guides, puzzles, games, science kits, stuffed toys, and much more. An Admission is charged, and group rates are available.
Category: Museums, Kid Friendly