Hours & Admission

Visit any day, in any season, and discover hands-on science and a world of new ideas.


The Montshire Museum of Science is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, 363 days a year. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.)

The water exhibits in Science Park are on through early May through mid-October.

Food service in the Hughes Pavilion is available during the summer.

Gates close at 5:15 p.m.

Parents magazine named the Montshire Museum one of the country’s top science museums. The Montshire was the only rural museum on their list of “innovative places that are bound to inspire more than a few pint-sized Einsteins.”

More information

Please check in at the admissions desk. Use of the trails and Hughes Pavilion is included in your admission fee. 

Parking is free and adjacent to the Museum.

Group and school rates are available with advanced reservations. Learn more on our Group Visits page or by calling us at 802-649-2200.

Except service animals, pets are only permitted in designated parking lot areas. All pets must be on a leash.

Smoking is not permitted in the Museum building or in the Hughes Pavilion.