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.
Montshire Celebrates 45 Years with Events and Activities Dedicated to Diversity in STEM
Celebrate 45 years of the Montshire Museum of Science with a year of events and activities that highlight diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) — from raising the voices of traditionally underrepresented groups in science to exploring multiple ways to engage with the world around us. 2021 offers opportunities to reflect on the past 45 years and to recognize the progress made in STEM, with a hopeful eye to the future.
- A conversation series with a focus on women in STEM
- Education programs that introduce young learners to a diverse range of voices in STEM
- Opening of the Montshire’s new community space, redesigned to be a more accessible and inclusive experience
- Summer of Dinosaurs, an exciting exhibition that explores the lives of dinosaurs, big and small — from dinosaur eggs and babies to massive dinosaur fossil specimens
- Multiple opportunities for learning about the different voices in STEM, both online and on-site
This year’s initiatives aim to foster curiosity, share new perspectives, and offer opportunities for a meaningful exchange of ideas. The Museum believes in science as a means of connecting people, providing access to big ideas, and understanding the human condition.
The Montshire Museum of Science opened its doors on January 10, 1976, in the former Golfside Bowling Lanes in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1989, the Museum moved to its current location in Norwich, Vermont, and has grown in size and the number of people it serves. The Museum was conceived as a warm and welcoming place, where all ages could discover the fun of “doing science”
The Montshire Museum of Science opened its doors on January 10, 1976, in the former Golfside Bowling Lanes in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1989, the Museum moved to its current location in Norwich, Vermont, and has grown in size and the number of people it serves. The Museum was conceived as a warm and welcoming place, where all ages could discover the fun of “doing science” through interactive exhibits and hands-on programs. Over the years, the Montshire has become one of the defining institutions of the Upper Valley, and is recognized as one of the country’s leading science centers.
For the past 45 years, the Museum has connected the community to science in various ways. We strive to serve all corners of our two-state region, including people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and ethnicities. These efforts include school outreach and the Montshire STEM Alliance Program, which support educators in Vermont and New Hampshire by providing high-quality science teaching and learning opportunities. Through the Museum’s Warm Welcome program, we ensure that the meaningful experiences we offer are accessible to disadvantaged children and families. More recently, we’ve worked with local organizations, such as Sensory UV and Special Needs Support Center, to provide a more welcoming experience for families affected by autism spectrum disorder.
Please join us this year as we celebrate science and innovation, and look forward to another 45 years of joyful scientific exploration. Check montshire.org for the most up-to-date schedule of exhibitions, programs, and events.