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“Great place for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Montshire Museum of Science

Montshire Museum of Science
1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055
+1 802-649-2200
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
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Owner description: 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. Featuring "A T. Rex Named Sue" May 17-September 7, 2014. Summer Admission (May 17-September 7) $16 for adults, $13 for children 2-17. Two day passes available. Water exhibits in outdoor Science Park are on mid-May through early October.
Boston, Massachusetts
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Great place for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I grew up in Norwich, so I got to go here as a kid, but not I'm taking my niece and nephew. It's still just as fun as I remember it. There's all sorts of animals to see, lots to learn, bubbles to play with, etc. We always spend hours there and I'm dragging them out for a meal when all they want to do is stay. You won't get bored and you'll have lots of fun no matter what season.

Visited September 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Great science museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Interactive exhibits, water garden area was wonderful for a warm day, nice short nature walk with access to longer trails.

Visited July 2012
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Orlando
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“Perfect for Kids and Grandparents Alike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

A treasure on the Connecticut River...fantastic when the weather is iffy! Make sure to visit the outdoor exhibits and let the kids play in the waterworks. The nature trails are excellent as well.

Visited October 2011
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Springfield, Vermont
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“Unbelievable amount of things for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a hand on museum mainly for children but adults can also enjoy the various exhibits and activities. It can get very loud when classes are there. It is a three story place with endless opportunities for "discovery". Also has live turlte exhibit, presentations for kids on snakes etc

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South Burlington, Vermont
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“Small museum but lots to see and do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

What a pleasant surprise! A very cool museum with interactive activities, a walking path, many different points of interest, a varied selection. Definitely worth the trip.

Visited August 2012
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