Montshire Museum of Science

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Montshire Museum of Science

Montshire Museum of Science
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Science Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Children's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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David F
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A must visit if you have younger children
Aug 2020
We were in VT to baby sit for our grandson as his parents had to return to work post-Covid-19. We were looking something to do with a 9 month old while maintaining social distancing. The Museum turned out to be the perfect choice. There are a lot of hands on activities for all age groups. We are in our 50's and found several of the exhibits interesting. We were extremely impressed by the museum staffs ability to clean and sanitize each activity before and after we used them. We felt extremely safe during our entire visit. We were so impressed that we purchased a season pass for our grandson and his parents. For future visits during the pandemic and I am sure we will be renewing for years in the future.
Written August 13, 2020
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bethcousino
Gorham, ME4 contributions
Great Place to Visit
Mar 2020 • Family
The Montshire Museum of Science was awesome! I visited with my two young children, ages 4 and 2, and there was so much to do. Everything was hands on, great play areas for young kids, although we were told that “Andy’s Place” (one of the kid play areas) would be closing soon. My children were entertained for the 3 hours we were there, could have easily made an entire day out of our visit. Some of our favorite things were the music area where you could actually play some of the instruments, the tower with the skeleton and x-ray exhibit, and the fog exhibit. I would love to visit again in the warmer months, as there are several trails to walk on and there appeared to be some great outdoor areas as well.
Written March 9, 2020
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timeznow51
Millsboro, DE152 contributions
Exciting
Oct 2019
This place will definitely put a smile on any childs face. It is jam packed filled with exciting hands on exhibits that will thrill them. We took our grandchildren ages 10 and 7 and they loved it.
Written November 5, 2019
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50joanie
Greenwich, CT98 contributions
We love it here, so much fun!
Oct 2019
This is the most interactive museum for kids that I have ever been to. There is lots of fun for kids starting at toddler age. You could spend a few hours here. The kids go from one activity to another. They even have huge building blocks that the kids can pile up, climb on, and fall onto the padded floor, so no worries about them getting hurt. We could have stayed longer, but it was nap time.
They have presentations throughout the day. We watched an ant colony devouring leaves, and taking the small pieces back to their nests...like Hercules carrying big sections of leaves.
Great fun! Don't miss it!
Written October 25, 2019
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Sam G
Melbourne, FL225 contributions
Fantastic for Adults and Kids of All Ages
Sep 2019
This is a hands-on museum where you are encouraged to touch everything from bubble machines to puzzles to musical instruments and way more. A lot of fun for everyone. They have a military discount and the admission price can be applied to an annual membership. Even on a rainy day, there was plenty to do. Our 3 year old grandkid had a great time (and so did his grandparents!
Written September 24, 2019
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Charlestontourist58
Yardville, NJ312 contributions
Kids love it
Jul 2019
We were a family of 4. A 5-year-old, 13-year-old, 61 and 89. Mom was just along for the ride. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the cost for the adults. An adult has to drive and be there and mom just sat and watched but had to pay a steep price. The summer fee is greater than the rest of the year and adults really are just there to help the kids understand the center. So basically we paid to work. $18 each just seemed like a lot for mom to sit and me to facilitate. Bathrooms were small compared to the amount of kids using them. Always a line and because they were busy always "untidy". Parking easy. Wheelchair accessible. All the displays encouraged child participation and there were enough interactive areas and talks to keep the 13-year-old busy. Things got a little slippery by the bubble area. No paper at the leaf rub table. The 5-year-old LOVED the little kid area. The 13-year-old the NASA area. The people who did the little talks were all very good. I loved the please touch and smell garden out front. We didn't have enough time for any walks plus it was hot but they looked good. Gift Shop/ Admission desk folks a little "huffy" towards the end of the day. If your staff causes a mess with the trash don't act out in front of the visitors for goodness sake. Yes, we recommend this Museum and may be back when I save up enough.
Written August 21, 2019
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BilB126357
Boston, MA80 contributions
We all had a lot of fun!
Aug 2019
It was a nice and fun museum suitable for children of all ages. It was very interactive and there were a few demonstrations like feeding frogs and extracting DNA from a strawberry. There were so many hands-on things that my kids loved, like the bubbles exhibit, the mind challenges, and the water features behind the museum. Although, at a smaller scale, this is truly a more fun museum than the Museum of Science in Boston. I would very strongly recommend it.
Written August 21, 2019
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Kili_Aztec
Bethesda, MD110 contributions
Great for adults and kids
Aug 2019 • Family
This museum is hands on fun and learning. Adults and kids can both enjoy this.

We really liked Mindbender Mansion, where you solve puzzles to get clues to solve the ultimate puzzle. Especially fun is the timed arcade labyrinth game that our 11-year-Old and 8-year-Old enjoyed completing.

The puzzles test math, visual, geometric and spelling abilities. As an adult I also had fun trying to figure things out.

I enjoyed seeing the ant colony (safely behind glass) to see how they cut leaves to feed fungi that feeds the ant colony.

Friendly staff that provides hints if requested to help solve things.

Do plan at least 2 hours here to enjoy.
Written August 1, 2019
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aandm3
Wisconsin178 contributions
So much fun!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had so much fun at this museum. There is so much to do between the hands on exhibits and the beautiful nature walks. Definitely worth a visit.
Written June 9, 2019
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Danielle H
Lyndonville, VT23 contributions
Fun, Hands-On Learning - Great Place for Families
Feb 2019 • Family
We took our toddler here in February 2019. This is the second time we have taken him. The first time he was 1.5 and enjoyed it but this time he was 2.5 and got a lot more out of it. We stayed for a few hours and he really enjoyed that he was allowed to - and supposed to - play with everything!!!!
He loved the bubble station and the area that is specifically for children under 5. There are a lot of exhibits to ensure a wide range of interests are met. We had a fantastic time and will visit again - next time hopefully in the summer to utilize the outdoor space. It cost us about $42 for the day (2 adults and 1 toddler). We packed a lunch and ate it there in the seating area. This museum is located really close to the interstate and is very easy to get to.
Written March 4, 2019
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Montshire Museum of Science is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM