Featured Exhibits

The Montshire Museum of Science has over 125 exciting exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences. The Montshire is located on a 110-acre site along the Connecticut River. The Museum is self-guided and is largely handicapped accessible.

TOYS: The Inside Story

TOYS: The Inside Story December 13, 2014–January 19, 2015 – Peek inside some well-known toys while exploring the basics of pulleys, cams, gears, linkages, and circuits. Learn More

The Light Around Us: Colors, Reflections, and Invisible Energy

The Light Around Us: Colors, Reflections, and Invisible Energy Explore light and color using prisms, lenses, and mirrors. Learn More

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants January 24–April 5, 2015 —Small yet abundant, with complex and wildly diverse lifestyles, ants are everywhere, living lives mostly hidden from our view. What if we could see into their world...on their level? What would we learn? What parallels could we draw between them and us? Learn More