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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.


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.