The Montshire Museum of Science is a nationally recognized, hands-on museum in Norwich, Vermont.
Sited on 110 acres near the Connecticut River, we offer over 150 exhibits on nature, technology, astronomy, and the physical sciences. Our exhibits and programming foster interactive discovery for people of all ages, and our unique riverfront setting encourages deep creative learning in the physical and natural world. Explore Montshire’s indoor and outdoor exhibits!
Founded in 1974, we opened our doors to the public in 1976 in a former bowling alley in Hanover, New Hampshire. We cut the ribbon on the Museum Building and 110-acre learning landscape in Norwich, Vermont in 1989 and are now one of the busiest museums in northern New England, welcoming 170,000 visitors annually and reaching 13,000 students in regional schools.
Montshire is committed to the social and intellectual development of our community, and to providing new, rewarding experiences with each visit. Our team is passionate about creating rich opportunities for discovery and learning. We emphasize direct engagement with natural phenomena and objects so that everyone can develop their insights based on real-world phenomena.