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Montshire Museum of Science

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best science museum!

I have been to a lot of science museums, and many in big cities, too. This one is the best by far... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Great visit for Young and Old

Parking is plenty, there are picnic tables outside and you can walk on paths. The Museum is a... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Dan F
Salem, Massachusetts
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“hiking trails”(17 reviews)
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...more
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to a lot of science museums, and many in big cities, too. This one is the best by far! The exhibits and the museum itself are so well maintained and clean. The exhibits themselves are really interesting and extremely well designed! We...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Parking is plenty, there are picnic tables outside and you can walk on paths. The Museum is a great visit for both Kids and Adults. I loved the exhibits and had fun learning things again that I forgot about. The visit is about 2 hours....More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This was such a fun find! It kept our elementary aged kids busy all day. Thankfully, it was not too crowded and my kids were able to do everything inside. It started raining partway through our visit, so we never were able to check out...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed August 8, 2018

If you have children or grandchildren you must take them to this wonderful place: all sorts of incredible hands on experiences: the kids are allowed to touch and play with EVERYTHING..they love it! they can work with bubbles..music..all sorts of super interesting activities..my son and...More

Thank VeggieBurger569
Reviewed July 27, 2018

What a super fun place! We have a science museum in our state, but in the city. I loved this was on acres of land w/hiking! There's so much to do and see, my 8 year old had an awesome time! We should have brought...More

Thank annamarie0906
Reviewed July 26, 2018

My daughter and I went there on Monday the 23rd to celebrate her 45th birthday and we were both in awe of this place. We will definitely be back again but next time with the whole gang. There is something that will be of interest...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed July 18, 2018

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
Reviewed July 8, 2018 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

2  Thank peterrmans
Reviewed July 5, 2018 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
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

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

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Annie D
August 13, 2018|
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October 7, 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
November 27, 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