The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont, is a hands-on interactive science center with more than 125 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).
Montshire Offers Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Workers During Government Shutdown, up to the End of January
The Montshire Museum of Science is offering free admission for furloughed federal workers, or those working without pay, and one additional guest through the remainder of the federal government shutdown, up to the end of January.
Federal workers must show a valid federal employment ID and be a resident of Vermont or New Hampshire in order to redeem this offer.
The Montshire has more than 150 interactive exhibits, daily science activities, and special exhibitions that include the following:
- Destination: Space! highlights the art and science of space exploration and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission’s moon landing. It features the three exhibitions Sun, Earth, Universe; Planetary Landscapes: Works by Ned Kahn; and One Giant Leap: The Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary.
- Making Music: The Science of Musical Instruments explores how musical instruments are created and how they are played, featuring over 30 visual demonstrations and 28 hands-on experiences.