Montshire’s overnight program is the perfect educational getaway for scout, school, and youth groups. When the museum closes for the night, the adventure begins!

Spend a night exploring the museum – inside and out! In the evening Montshire staff guide your group through three engaging and fun workshops. Drift off to sleep in our large, carpeted Community Room and start the morning with a nature hike through Science Park and along the Connecticut River. Camp-Ins are perfect for first grade through middle school students.

Camp-Ins offered October - May. See available 2014/2015 dates below.

Eat dinner before you arrive or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy here before your Camp-In begins. An evening snack and breakfast are included as part of the program. Free admission to the museum the following day is included in the Camp-In fee, so you may continue to explore the exhibits for as long as you would like.

Campers receive a Montshire Camp-In patch and a coupon for free admission to the Museum on a future visit.

Evening Workshops

  • StarLab View the night sky up close in Montshire's inflatable planetarium.
  • Kitchen Chemistry Capture the joy of science discovery in this hands-on science investigation.
  • A Closer Look Check out the fascinating Leaf Cutter Ants and get a chance to explore the 2nd floor exhibits.


For groups of 25 and more, fees are charged per individual at the rate of $41/child and $36/adult.
A minimum group fee of $1000 is charged to groups of fewer than 25 participants. This fee guarantees your reservation. However, your group will most likely be joined with another group to meet our 50 - 80 participant range per camp-in.

Montshire reserves the right to schedule multiple groups for each Camp-In until the maximum limit is reached.

Information for Participants and Chaperones

For more information on Montshire Museum's Camp-In program, including a schedule and list of gear to bring, download the Camp-In Information page. Chaperones may download the Camp-In Chaperone information page for more details and directions. 


We require a minimum of one adult for every eight children. Each Camp-In will have between 50-80 participants. For complete information and to make a reservation, contact the Camp-In coordinator at, or call the Museum at 802 649-2200.

Available Dates (as of 6/10/2014 - call to confirm)

  Saturday, October 11, 2014
  Saturday, October 18, 2014
  Saturday, October 25, 2014
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
  Saturday, November 15, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 Saturday, December 6, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 Saturday, December 13, 2014
  Saturday, January 10, 2015
  Saturday, January 17, 2015
  Saturday, January 24, 2015
  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015 Saturday, February 7, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015 Saturday, February 21, 2015
  Saturday, February 28, 2015
  Saturday, March 7, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015 Saturday, March 21, 2015
  Saturday, March 28, 2015
  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, Aprl 17, 2015  
Friday, April 24, 2015 Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015  
Friday, May 15, 2015 Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 29 Saturday, May 30