Field Trips and Workshops at the Museum

School visits to the Montshire provide exceptional opportunities to engage students in science beyond the classroom.

Submit an online reservation request for a school visit now

The Museum offers several popular options allowing you to customize your field trip experience to best meet your educational goals. A School Group Visit allows you and your students to explore the Museum’s many exhibits, inside and out. A visit of 1.5–2 hours allows students to explore exhibits at their own pace and interest levels. Museum Explainers are on hand to enrich the experience with special demonstrations during your visit.

View Montshire's featured exhibition schedule.

Many teachers select to add an hour-long hands-on science workshop to fit their curricular needs through the Museum’s VisitPlus program. Our VisitPlus workshops are developed and taught by the Museum’s professional education staff. These model lessons incorporate the best in inquiry-based education practices and take advantage of the Museum’s extensive science teaching resources to help your students gain insight into the scientific process while building their scientific knowledge.

Already have a reservation? Here are three information sheets you might find useful.

Group Leader Checklist
Chaperone Information Sheet
Arriving at the Museum

Looking to plan a visit? Please review our Preparing for Your Visit page for important information for group visits.


Fees for 2015/2016 School Year 

School Group Visit (without workshop)  
August 31–December 18  $5.00/person
Winter Special: January 4–February 12  $2.00/person
February 29–April 29  $5.00/person
May 2–June 24  $7.00/person


Visit Plus Package (workshop and Museum admission)      
  Student Adult Minimum/workshop
August 31–December 18 $8.25 $5.00 $125
Winter Special: January 4–February 12 $6.00 $2.00 $85
February 29-April 29 $8.25 $5.00 $125
May 2–June 24 $9.00 $7.00 $125


  • VisitPlus minimum fee/workshop: $125 ($85 during Winter Special).
  • Minimum of 10 people to receive group rate.
  • School Group rates are not available during the following school break periods: December 29–January 3, February 13–28, April 9–24.
  • All reservation requests, including online, will be confirmed based on availability.
  • The Museum reserves the right to cancel or reschedule group reservations and programs due to outstanding circumstances.
  • For more information please call 802-649-2200 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email