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“Great place for kids”

Montshire Museum of Science
Ranked #2 of 7 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
401 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great place for kids”
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
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great science museum”
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
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect for Kids and Grandparents Alike”
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
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unbelievable amount of things for kids”
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
Level 6 Contributor
359 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Small museum but lots to see and do”
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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