Activities for Families

The Montshire Museum has fun for the whole family!

Machine Madness

Machine Madness Inventors of all ages are invited to bring their home-built contraption to the Montshire. Learn More

Leafcutter Ants

Leafcutter Ants Find out how leafcutter ants grow their own food. Learn More

Color Mixing

Color Mixing Learn how to mix up colors! Learn More

Straw Rockets

Straw Rockets You've heard of paper airplanes, but how about paper rockets? Learn More

Creeping Colors

Creeping Colors

See what happens as capillary action causes water to creep up a paper strip. Discover the hidden colors inside an everyday marker.

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Hoopster Gliders

Hoopster Gliders Learn to build a glider that soars through the air! Learn More

Turtle Discovery

Turtle Discovery Learn about turtles native to the Upper Valley. Learn More

Kitchen Chemistry

Kitchen Chemistry

Learn about chemical reactions as we combine different common household products. The results may surprise you!

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Sound Science

Sounds are all around us. We will experiment with how sounds are created and how sound waves travel through different materials.

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror Use mirrors to investigate reflection and symmetry. Learn More

Batteries & Motors

Batteries & Motors

We'll explore electricity and basic circuits as we get motors to spin and bulbs to light.

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Fossils: Evidence of the Past

Fossils: Evidence of the Past

You will get a chance to handle real fossils from the Museum's collection and then use a variety of clues to uncover their origins. 

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Exploring Magnets

Exploring Magnets

Discover some cool things about magnets and their properties as we conduct some experiments using lots of different materials.

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Fingerprints

Fingerprints Your fingerprints are completely unique to you, but have your ever looked at them closely? Learn More

Parachutes

Parachutes

Construct your own miniature parachute and learn how air resistance works to slow down a falling object.

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Optical Illusions

We'll play tricks on our brains and eyes while discovering that things are not always as they appear.

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Skulls

Skulls Learn about New England Wildlife as we examine their skeletal remains. Learn More

Tinkering Lab

Tinkering Lab Build something! Learn More

Celebrate Discovery

Celebrate Discovery You are invited to an exciting evening at the Montshire. Learn More