We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
Phone Number:
+1 802-649-2200
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 189 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Just Amazing!

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... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2015
pdrew2014
,
Vermont
Add Photo Write a Review

189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 186: English reviews
Vermont
Level Contributor
39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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!!!

Helpful?
Thank pdrew2014
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
Level Contributor
216 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank DutchOmi
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
Level Contributor
63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Momoftwo06
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
Level Contributor
106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank abkovacs
Killingworth, Connecticut
Level Contributor
79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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

Helpful?
Thank CarolynCavalieri
Nashua, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank mecormier
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bart W
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 

Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Has so much to explore! My 2 year old loves it and can spend hours in there. I even found myself intrigued and interested in exhibits. We went twice and decided to buy a membership! We skip echo in Burlington, and come straight down here! Great place.

Helpful?
1 Thank vermontrunningmomma
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thank for the great review and now that you are a member we look forward to seeing you more often. More 

Vermont
Level Contributor
200 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

A gem in the Upper Valley. My family and I can go there many times a year and not be tired of the learning experience. I love to watch the faces of kids who are obviously seeing it for the first time. Well worth a visit !

Helpful?
2 Thank Vermont68
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for the review—"The Joy of Science" is what we are all about! More 

Hanover, NH USA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

My children grew up going to the Montshire as we live in Hanover, NH. It has so many interesting and educational exhibits. The staff is always ready to answer questions or explain every exhibit. Love it!!

Helpful?
2 Thank beck1220

Travellers who viewed Montshire Museum of Science also viewed

 

Been to Montshire Museum of Science? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Montshire Museum of Science and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
medford
over a year ago
6 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Montshire Museum of Science staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?