Montshire Museum of Science
Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: Adult $16 | Children 2-17 $13 | Free for members and children under the age of 2.
Parking: Yes - Parking is Free
Features: Shop, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area, Restrooms
This hands-on museum offers many exciting indoor exhibits that focus on the natural and physical sciences, ecology and technology. Step outside the museum to experience the many outdoor exhibits that teach children about the solar system, New England insects, birds and more. But not to missed are the water exhibits that are centered around the Rill, a 250-foot long watercourse where visitors can manipulate dams and sluices to change the direction and volume of the flowing water. Additionally there are several easy-to-moderate walking trail for visitors of all ages and fitness levels.
Open: seven days a week throughout the year (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Note: The water Exhibits close in mid October.
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Reviewed on 02/25/2008
At only an 1hr 20 minutes away this destination is a definite daytripper. Great indoor typical kids museum stuff that makes children think and use their minds. There's a large changing exhibit space upstairs so check back often to see what's there. But the real bonus is the outdoor water learning space. Great on a hot day! Make sure to bring towels and a change of clothes. There is not a lot of shade so you will need your sunscreen....more
Reviewed on 06/08/2017
So much fun! My three boys loved all of the water features, they had a blast!
Reviewed on 08/11/2015
Lot of hands-on and interactive exhibits. Go in the summer time when the outside water exhibit is open. It is tons of fun and a great way to stay cool.
Reviewed on 01/06/2015
A great destination museum! First off there is plenty of FREE parking. Step inside and prepare to have fun! I've visited multiple times with my three daughters between ages 4-13 and each time each of them has had fun. The exhibits are hands-on and daily there are extra FREE hands-on learning labs upstairs, be sure to check the schedule when you arrive...but don't worry, all events are announced over an intercom so you don't need to keep...more
Reviewed on 04/18/2014
Nothing but good things to say about this place, with 2 little kids, it's a great place for all seasons. A good place to go when we're feeling cabin fever in the winter and a great place to splash around in the summer. Also love how close it is to King Arthur Flour's factory store, a nice place to go for lunch after the museum. We drive a 1.5 one way to get there and are members, because it's worth the trip!
Reviewed on 04/17/2014
The Montshire Museum is a wonderful way to spend the day! I wasn't sure it would be worth the drive but boy, I couldn't have been more wrong! There's so much to see and do there. We loved the outside areas as well. A must-do for families!
Reviewed on 08/22/2013
We recently visited Montshire Museum of Science with friends. We had four boys- ages 7, 10, and two 12 year olds. They all had an absolute blast. There was something for everyone! We will be going back again very soon! What a treasure!
Reviewed on 08/22/2013
Once a summer we bring our children to the Montshire. My son is four and loves the outside water area. This was the first summer that we have been able to do the walking trails. I love the bird watching area where they label the birds and give you information about the most common ones. The bubbles are always a hit for our children. I wish they had more of a craft area besides the daily crafts because inside the children lose interest fast....more
Reviewed on 08/21/2013
We took our 9 year old son and 2 1/2 year old daughter to the Montshire last weekend and they both loved it! The hands on activities in the museum were a huge hit for both of them and our 2 year old could have played in the water features outside all day! Wish we lived a little closer so we could go more often (our 9 year old even said this!)!! We will definitely go again next summer!!
Reviewed on 08/20/2013
Loved this place! My 2.5 year old, really enjoyed the water features during the heat wave we had this summer. Will definitely be making the trip again.