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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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Not for Older Kids

To be fair, this museum would no doubt be 5 stars for families with young children. I am only... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
L8R
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Oregon
Great with grandchildren

Always love to visit the Montshire, especially with our grandchildren who cover every inch and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Kathy C
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Etna, New Hampshire, United States
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

To be fair, this museum would no doubt be 5 stars for families with young children. I am only offering 3 stars because the woman at the front desk should have been more honest about stating it was not a good fit for our 10...More

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review Thank you for your review and I am sorry you did not feel the Museum was a good fit for your 10 and 13 year old children. We have a variety of hands-on exhibits...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Always love to visit the Montshire, especially with our grandchildren who cover every inch and never tire of partaking. The current music exhibit on the second floor is stunning.

Thank Kathy C
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review. The Making Music exhibition will be on display through Labor Day and is worth several repeat visits. It's one of my personal favorites too. Beth

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Always something new going on at the Montshire. Call ahead and see what exhibits or events they have. They do winter and summer events. If you live locally and have young kids a membership is well worth it.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Loads of fun to go and hang out. Can get crowded at times. But for the most part if you skip the high rush hour. Tons of fun. Can spend couple of hours there. On a good sunny day you can head out back. Tons...More

Thank Ben W
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review. We have new exhibition planned for the mezzanine in June. Come take a look. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

We enjoy going to the Montshire with or without children or friends. There are activities for everyone. The exhibits change several times a year and the regular displays are interesting to many ages. Children dart from place to place. The outdoor water park is a...More

Thank SandieReeve
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review and spreading the word about the Montshire.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

My little one thoroughly enjoyed herself for 3-hours nonstop and then went back for more after a lunch break. There's an enormous number of hand-on activities for kids of all ages from about 2 or 3 on up. However, because there are so many kids...More

Thank 48NYSV
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review. Congestion around exhibits can be an issue during busy times. During non school vacation days, there are fewer crowds. We continue to look into viable year-round food service. During the summer months, we offer lunch and snack items in the Hughes...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This hands on museum is good for all ages. There is a sectioned off place for kids 5 and under. I was so sad when my boy aged out of this! There are two floors of exhibits with much to explore in every corner. The...More

Thank Amy P
MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for you review. Experiencing the joy of science is what we are all about—regardless of your age. Stay curious, Beth

Reviewed 17 January 2017

A gem of a museum especially for kids but also very interesting for adults. Very family friendly. Engaging exhibits.

Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

You may be put off by the high price of entry but kids love this place. Call them about their special events. A membership is a great gift for a family living in the local area.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very informative and many different learning options for children of many ages! Highly recommend. Price is very high though!

Thank marsharose14
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Susan P
8 October 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
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benellen
27 November 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
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Moni S
16 March 2015|
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Response from MontshireMuseumofSci | Property representative |
Absolutely—people of all ages find the Montshire engaging. We would recommend at least2–3 hours for a first-time visit. While we don't offer discounts, you receive $2 off admission foe everyone in your party when you... More
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