“Air Works” (April 14–September 3, 2018) features interactive exhibits and specially-designed engineering tinkering activities that examine the properties of air and explore the science behind controlling and using this invisible substance in our everyday lives. For exhibit details, visit http://www.montshire.org/exhibits/detail/air-works. For the full press release, visit http://www.montshire.org/about/press-release/montshires-new-spring-exhibition-explores-the-science-behind-air. (All press photos on this page are by Oliver Parini.)View images
Ever wonder just how that Hokey Pokey Elmo actually wiggles and dances? Get a close look at the inner workings of classic toys, and even create your own a the Montshire special exhibition “Playing Around: Engineering and Toys” (September 30, 2017–March 25, 2018). This exhibition will delight people of all ages by engaging the senses through hands-on learning.View images
For the past year, the Montshire has led the international collaboration Weaving Strands of Knowledge: Connecting Culture and Science to Climate Change. This global project brought together rural communities from New England and Bhutan to discuss personal stories about the impact of climate change.View images
Celebrate science and the wonders of the Earth. Join us for a day of planetary and astronomical exploration during Astronomy Day.
Museum education staff and guest astronomers will provide a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from what’s up in tonight’s sky, to activities exploring the large scale process that drive our planet’s systems.
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.View images
Learn the inside scoop of building a simple-yet-elegant igloo and other snow dwellings from expert Dr. Bert Yankielun.
Come experience Igloo Build, one of the longest-running traditions at the Museum. Learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house, strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear. Dubbed the #1 Way to Winter Fun by Yankee Magazine (Jan ’09) and a “Top 10 Winter Event” in 2009-2010 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Igloo Build is fun for the whole family.
Saturday, February 18, 2017, free with Museum admissionView images
Ever wonder what’s inside the household appliances you use every day? Join us Saturday, March 7, 2015 and explore the “guts” of VCRs, toasters, cameras, and toys. You’ll find gears, cams, linkages, speakers, motors, and other components that work together to form complex mechanical and electrical machines.View images