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  visiting 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.

The Museum’s education team also offers several multimedia programs through our Montshire Presents program option. These 45-minute presentations use slides, discussion, artifacts and exhibits to help students appreciate complex topics in science that are not easily suited to hands-on learning.

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 2014/2015 School Year 

School Group Visit (without workshop)  
September 2–December 19  $5.00/person
Winter Special: January 5–February 13  $2.00/person
March 2–May 1  $5.00/person
May 4–June 23  $7.00/person

 

Visit Plus Package      
  Student Adult Minimum/group
September 2–December 19 $8.25 $5.00 $125
Winter Special: January 5February 13 $6.00 $2.00 $85
March 2–May 1 $8.25 $5.00 $125
May 4–June 19 $9.00 $7.00 $125

 

Montshire Presents Package       
  Student Adult minimum/group
September 2–December 19 $7.50 $5.00 $105
Winter Special: January 5February 13 $5.00 $2.00 $70
March 2–May 1 $7.50 $5.00 $105
May 4–June 19 $8.00 $7.00 $105

Notes:

  • VisitPlus and Montshire Presents packages include admission to Museum.
  • VisitPlus minimum fee/class: $125 ($85 during Winter Special).
  • Montshire Presents minimum fee/class: $105 ($70 during Winter Special).
  • School Group rates are not available during the following school break periods: December 20–January 4, February 16–27, April 13–24).
  • 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 montshire@montshire.org