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.

Bubbles: Science in Soap

Bubbles: Science in Soap Bubbles: Science in Soap is a completely new and re-imagined exhibition that incorporates pure experimentation, hands-on learning, and a touch of whimsy for adults and children. 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

Prehistoric Menagerie

Prehistoric Menagerie A wooly mammoth with fur that is a foot thick – a tiny horse that bounds like an antelope – a seven foot tall carnivore that has the head of a giant warthog; meet them all at the Montshire Museum of Science this summer. Learn More

AirPlay Exhibition

AirPlay Exhibition Nine separate exhibit components demonstrate the complexity and beauty of moving air. Learn More