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Montshire Museum of Science

1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
+1 802-649-2200
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A True Delight for Young and Old Kids!

This marvelous little museum is hidden between the two main towns, Hanover and Norwich, that are a... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
stewater
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New York City, New York
If you have kids, become a member!!!

We love the montshire!!!! Great place to take our 2 and 4 year olds to kill time. This is one of... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
wilsonwest
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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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1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055-9334
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

This marvelous little museum is hidden between the two main towns, Hanover and Norwich, that are a source of much of its activities. You will be surprised by how well organized this special museum is.

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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We love the montshire!!!! Great place to take our 2 and 4 year olds to kill time. This is one of the few things in the Hanover area to do consistently. The kids love the splash park in the summer and the inside is great...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

perfect to spend the afternoon. especially kids from 4-9 age group. So hands on. Safe, fun, clean, everything spread out so they can explore. (interesting for grown ups too) just a great afternoon - BUT! be prepared...there is no cafe, snack bar or anything. Hanover...More

Thank Mollypw
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MontshireMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

Thanks so much for your review and your comment about food service. We do offer food service in the Hughes Pavilion during the summer months and indoors during some of the school vacation weeks. We continue to explore the feasibility of a year-round Museum Café.

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I used to come here all the time as a kid and I loved it. I was recently back in the area and decided to go visit. My boyfriend and I went and we had so much fun! Some people say it's just for kids,...More

Thank Ana K
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MontshireMuseum, Manager at Montshire Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

Thanks for your review. While we are a great place for families, we continue to remind people that we are a science museum, not a children's museum. September through May we offer "Montshire Unleashed: An Evening for Adults."

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

This museum costs a fair amount if you are not a member. Two seniors and two children came to $50.00. Their are lots of hands on exhibits for everyone. In good weather the outside activities can be fun. It was not a good day to...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

No way a child should miss a visit to this extraordinary place which includes all kinds of science, live and not.

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

This is a great hands-on museum for kids. That being said, we were 4 adults with no kids and still enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

We went with a family of five and everyone enjoyed themselves. There are many activities to do for an adult as well as a child. You will not be disappointed,

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I took out a membership and go to the Montshire every time my grandkids visit. Why? In Winter: you have three levels of interactive exhibits and a really helpful staff. In Fall/Spring: Add acres upon acres of hiking trails and outdoor exhibits In Summer: The...More

Thank Biff S
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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I went as something different to explore in the area. It was a great trip, and discovered a lot of great offerings for friends and family. Lots of great exhibits, traveling ones too! Don't forget the gift shop on your way out,...More

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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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