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The Montshire Museum of Science is an interactive science center in Norwich, Vermont, with more than 150 hands-on exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Outdoors, visitors can explore nature trails and exhibits on wind, water, and sound in David Goudy Science Park. Visiting exhibitions, educational programs, and special events are offered throughout the year.


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.