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“Very nice museum”

Montshire Museum of Science
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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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. 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.
Reviewed February 21, 2012

My mom, kids (ages 8 & 5) and I visited the Montshire Museum yesterday and all really enjoyed it. We got there right at 10:00 and found that it filled up pretty quickly afterwards, only to empty out right after lunch, around 1:00. It was a very hands-on museum with so many activities and exhibits we all liked. They had several short 'classes' while we were there; my kids made paper-cup phones and learned about leaf cutter ants and spinning. The museum itself isn't huge, but offers a lot to do. Another bonus, it was very clean. There are some hiking trails and outdoor activities for warmer months. Afterwards, we crossed the bridge to Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College) for a great lunch in a beautiful town.

Thank mrs0
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Fabulous experience for children, hands on, science projects & outdoor water
building. Bathing suits a plus. Adults have fun too.

Thank Jane T
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

We were visiting family and looking for something to do, so going here was suggested. What a nices surprise. It really is made for parents with young children but the four of us adults had as much fun as the kids.
I loved watching the woodcutter ants - that is just so neat. I think I could even return just to continue watching - who knew they were so interesting?
We also tested our brain cells with some puzzles where you had to take objects apart. A few we couldn't figure out at all. (Maybe we all need to go back to school!)
We spent an enjoyable few hours here and really did enjoy ourselves. I highly recommend going no matter what your age.

Thank MLKen
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

no matter how old you are. You'll find something you like. The outside water stuff is lots of fun!

Thank Stacey B
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We go back and back and back. The museum has great summer camp programs. The train link is wonderful. The outdoor water play in summer is brilliant. The museum's permanent exhibits are wonderful for long hours of play for all ages. The changing exhibits have been great, and the hands-on projects on offer throughout the day are well founded and fun.

Thank grandmaGw
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