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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Amazing place

Montshire is absolutely the best science museum I've ever been to, and I am a museum person. This... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Momoftwo06
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Burlington, Vermont
Must stop regardless of age

Entertaining, education and fun for everyone regardless of age. And hiking trails to add to it... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
abkovacs
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new england
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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” (28 reviews)
“outdoor water” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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+1 802-649-2200
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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...More

1  Thank Momoftwo06
MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

Thanks for you great review. While the Montshire is certainly a great place to bring children, it's equally engaging for adults. BK

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.

1  Thank abkovacs
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...More

Thank CarolynCavalieri
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...More

1  Thank mecormier
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.

1  Thank Bart W
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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.

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...More

1  Thank vermontrunningmomma
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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

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...More

2  Thank Vermont68
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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

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!!

2  Thank beck1220
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our afternoon on a rainy summer day. We were there on the 4th of July so the crowds were minimal and we had access to all activities. We visit many science centers and activities are often repeated but this museum had many different...More

3  Thank Int_Bus_Travel
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My three year old grandson and I spent a wonderful day here together. It was well worth the 90 minute drive it took us to get there!

1  Thank Jacqueline B
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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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