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Montshire Museum’s 23rd Annual Igloo Build

Feb 03, 2015
For Immediate Release

Have you ever wondered how an igloo is built, and what if feels like inside a structure built of snow? Come to the Montshire on Saturday, February 14, and learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house, strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear, using nothing but water and a handsaw. How can this be?  Specifications indicate that the water must be frozen into crystalline form, otherwise known as snow. 

Come experience Igloo Build, one of the longest-running traditions at the Museum. Dubbed the #1 Way to Winter Fun by Yankee Magazine (Jan ’09) and a “Top 10 Winter Event” in 2014-2015 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Igloo Build is fun for the whole family. 

The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with a demonstration. You’ll learn the structural secrets of building with snow, from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome to sawing yourself out. Then try your own hand at building an igloo! Indoor activities and presentations included throughout the day—visit for program updates. (Outdoor activities are dependent on snow cover).

The Igloo Build is free with Museum admission and kicks off a week of great programs at the Montshire during February Vacation week.  Visit

The Montshire Museum of Science is an award winning, hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, with more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Located on a 110-acre site near the Connecticut River, the Museum's outdoor environment is a large part of the visitor experience.