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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).


Learn about Engineering through Deconstruction at the Montshire’s Take Apart Day

On Saturday, November 10, from 12pm to 3pm, come to Take Apart Day at the Montshire Museum of Science, where you can explore the “guts” of VCRs, toasters, cameras, toys, and more.

At this annual event, learn about the science and engineering behind everyday objects by taking them apart! You’ll find gears, cams, linkages, speakers, motors, and other components that work together to form complex mechanical and electrical machines.

This exploration through deconstruction (and sometimes even reconstruction) provides a greater understanding of mechanical systems. Find out how individual parts can be combined in novel and interesting ways to do everyday activities like toasting bread, taking pictures, or listening to music. Children, teens, and adults will find a rewarding experience that is both fun and educational.

Admission is free with museum admission.