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​The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont, is a hands-on interactive science center with more than 150 exhibits on nature, technology, astronomy, and the physical sciences. Visiting exhibitions, educational programs, and special events are offered throughout the year. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).


Dig into Science and History during Montshire’s Archaeology Day

On Saturday, September 29, get a close look at the world of archaeology during Archaeology Day at the Montshire Museum of Science. Focusing on the study of humans through found objects, this special event combines both science and history through a day of activities that include examining actual artifacts, attending a pottery workshop, and speaking with real-life archaeologists.

Archaeology Day will delve into questions that connect science with the familiar:

  • How did Vermonters live in the past?
  • What tools did Vermonters make and how did they make them?
  • What’s happened in Vermont during the last 12,900 years, and how do we know?
  • Do archaeologists really raid tombs and dodge runaway boulders, like they do in the movies?

Archaeology Day activities will allow you to:

  • Examine real artifacts at the Science Discovery Lab
  • Be your own history detective at a site clues simulation
  • Get your hands messy at the pottery workshop
  • Watch stone tool and pottery making demonstrations
  • Throw an atlatl (or find out what it is)
  • Talk to real local archaeologists

Archaeology Day at the Montshire is made possible by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation as part of Vermont Archaeology Month.