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Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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The Montshire is an award-winning hands-on science museum. You'll...

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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Montshire is absolutely the best science museum I've ever been to, and I am a museum person. This is hands-on science at its best. Unlike most science museums it appeals to people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Montshire is absolutely the best science museum I've ever been to, and I am a museum person. This is hands-on science at its best. Unlike most science museums it appeals to people of all ages, isn't heavy on screens, and isn't overwhelmingly noisy. We have visited 5 times in the last two years and I always have to tear my... More 

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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for you great review. While the Montshire is certainly a great place to bring children, it's equally engaging for adults. BK More 

new england
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102 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Entertaining, education and fun for everyone regardless of age. And hiking trails to add to it all. Allow no less than 3 hours, but really need a full day.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This museum is a great place for children. When we were there one part of the museum was all about bubbles. There was an ant colony which we happened to hear the lecture on and got to feed the worker ants leaves. Outside there is a place for children to play in the water . Also nice hiking trails

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

An excellent place for nice day visit! Our 8 year old enjoyed the entire place with tons of hands exhibits such as the Bubble area and watching the Leaf Cutter ants in motion! The outdoor area is a nice walk with even a small water area for preschoolers. We did do some small walks on the property with many more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Best science museum ever. Even on a rainy day where we didn't do the outdoor activities, our 5 and 7 year old boys loved it and we had to drag them away after several hours of fun.

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for your review—we are delighted you had a good time and thanks for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again when you can enjoy the water exhibits in Science Park and the nature trails. More 

Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Has so much to explore! My 2 year old loves it and can spend hours in there. I even found myself intrigued and interested in exhibits. We went twice and decided to buy a membership! We skip echo in Burlington, and come straight down here! Great place.

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thank for the great review and now that you are a member we look forward to seeing you more often. More 

Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

A gem in the Upper Valley. My family and I can go there many times a year and not be tired of the learning experience. I love to watch the faces of kids who are obviously seeing it for the first time. Well worth a visit !

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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thanks for the review—"The Joy of Science" is what we are all about! More 

Hanover, NH USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

My children grew up going to the Montshire as we live in Hanover, NH. It has so many interesting and educational exhibits. The staff is always ready to answer questions or explain every exhibit. Love it!!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our afternoon on a rainy summer day. We were there on the 4th of July so the crowds were minimal and we had access to all activities. We visit many science centers and activities are often repeated but this museum had many different stations. Both kids (ages 7 and 10) liked that the activities were challenging. Build your... More 

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

My three year old grandson and I spent a wonderful day here together. It was well worth the 90 minute drive it took us to get there!

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