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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Hands down the best museum of science

We first visited this museum 8 or so years ago while on vacation and have returned to it again and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
melisbaz
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Amelia Island, Florida
Great place to spend a few hours with smaller kids

MMS has many indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits that really engage children up to about age... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
peterrmans
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Newbury, New Hampshire
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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” (32 reviews)
“hiking trails” (17 reviews)
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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"
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"leaf cutter ants"
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"great for kids"
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"older kids"
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"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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"well worth the trip"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We first visited this museum 8 or so years ago while on vacation and have returned to it again and again. It is the best science museum we have ever been to, with an ever-changing set of exhibits, almost all of them interactive. Our particular...More

1  Thank melisbaz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

MMS has many indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits that really engage children up to about age 8...beyond that probably not so much. They have an outdoor river with splash areas for hot days. All exhibits are geared to engage young minds. Plan to spend a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an educator who often set up hands on activities for students I felt this was actually a 10. “Children” of all ages 8 months to 80 were having an amazing time. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will I take my grandson back?...More

Thank Mary Ann P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loved this museum. Just the right amount to do. We loved that there were indoor and outdoor options.

Thank StoryCounty5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained and courteous and friendly staff. I like that you pay once and can leave and come back.

Thank Jon H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here is interactive down to the mirrored fence. The museum is immaculately clean. Daughter age 6 loved all the exhibits from bubbles to air to fog. Some animals to see too. Lots of picnic tables outdoors in the shade and tickets are affordable. Well...More

Thank Trvlbug49
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is absolutely perfect for elementary age children! We, as grandparents took our 7 and 6 year old grandchildren here and had a wonderful time! It is the best I have ever seen or experienced ANYWHERE! So many, many hands on, fun things to...More

Thank NanaFromFlorida
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Something new every time. Great place for elementary age kids. It's very clean and safe and fun for adults as well.

Thank Becky25
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

My daughter,6, and I had our first visit. We both had fun exploring the entire building. We liked the hands on experiments too. It looks great for hikes as well.

1  Thank cheri558
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A really wonderful science museum especially for children, lots of hands on exhibits. The day we happened to visit it was filled with a couple of bus loads of children. There were a large number of adult helpers to enhance the experience of the children...More

Thank Frank L
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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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