Discover hands-on science and a world of new ideas when you visit the Montshire, one of the country’s top science museums.

What an amazing place! My kids LOVED it. All our future trips to Vermont will include a trip here. I would recommend it to everyone with small children the exhibits are all hands on and there is something new to do every 30 minutes. I give them a 100 out of 10!!! J.M.C, facebook post

  • More than 125 permanent exhibits indoors and out 
  • Nationally touring and featured exhibitions
  • Andy's Place—a special area scaled to size for visitors five and under and their caregivers
  • 100 acres of trails, outdoor exhibits, a Woodland Garden, Science Park, a walking tour of the solar system, and during the warm-weather months, the most intelligent water park in New England.
  • Regional visitor center for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
  • Museum Store 
  • Free parking


Hours & Admission

View the Visitor Guide.

Introduction to the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich Vermont from Montshire Museum of Science on Vimeo.


Editors’ Choice, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, 2013.
Editors’ Choice, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, 2013.
TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence— 2012, 2013
TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence— 2012, 2013

The Museum’s first-floor exhibit spaces and bathrooms are entirely wheelchair accessible. Second-floor exhibit spaces can be reached by elevator. Several outdoor exhibits and walking trails in the Quinn Nature Preserve are also wheelchair accessible. The observation tower, pedestrian bridges, and some walking trails are not wheelchair accessible.

No pets except service animals are permitted in the building or on the trails. 

The Museum building and Hughes Pavilion are smoke-free areas.

Helpful tips for first-time visitors

Call the Museum at 802-649-2200 or email us at