The Montshire is a community treasure for everyone, made possible by the support and participation of generous donors like you. The Montshire is committed to providing rewarding family experiences all year long and promoting a better understanding and appreciation of science.
“Forty years of steadily accumulating research shows that out-of-school or ‘complementary learning’ opportunities are major predictors of children’s development, learning and educational achievement.”
- Harvard Family Research Project
At our 110-acre site in Norwich, Vermont, we serve 150,000 people each year. But our influence is not limited to the Upper Valley. We serve individuals, families and schools throughout northern New England. And Montshire's groundbreaking educational initiatives have garnered national recognition.
As a nonprofit organization, the Montshire depends on individuals and businesses to support our mission and invest in the next generation. Your donations today make tomorrow possible.
There are several opportunities to support the Museum. Find the one that works best for you.
Donors receive enhanced membership benefits and invitations to special events, while also providing philanthropic support to the Museum.
“Nothing lifts my spirits like a visit to the Montshire when the exhibits are teeming with families and school children. I can see the joy and excitement of discovery on their faces as they share happy unstructured time together. I am proud to be associated with the Montshire and I hope you are too!” - Cinny Bensen
As an individual, foundation or business, you can make a gift to the Montshire without being a member, or in addition to your membership.
”In appreciation of our most enjoyable visit, the joy you are bringing to all of your visitors, and most of all for your help and dedication to inspiring an appreciation of science, I am (making a) contribution.” - S.L.S
Explore the many options for legacy giving to the Montshire.
"My late husband and I have been involved with the Montshire Museum for many years. We decided to include a gift to Montshire in our will as a way to sustain a wonderful institution that we have grown to respect and believe in. A bequest is an easy way to have a lasting impact." - Barbara Blough