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The Montshire Museum of Science forges and empowers lifelong learners through engagement with science.

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.

The Montshire Museum of Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is supported by admission, membership, grants, and charitable contributions.


Montshire’s Annual Holiday Shopping Event Extends to One Week, with Museum Discounts and a Virtual Author Talk

At the Montshire Museum of Science’s annual holiday shopping event, Shop, Save, Explore!, shoppers can enjoy a week of savings on merchandise and memberships at the Museum Store, from Wednesday, November 18 to Sunday, November 22.

During Shop, Save, Explore!, Museum Store visitors can shop a unique collection of science and nature-related products that include science kits, puzzles, games, ukuleles, art supplies, nature guides, art calendars, toys, books, journals, jewelry, and stocking stuffers.

Event savings and store specials include:

  • 25% savings on all Museum Store purchases for members and employees of Montshire Business Partnership member companies
  • 20% savings on all Museum Store purchases for non-members
  • $10 off every gift membership, new membership, or membership renewal
  • First 10 shoppers receive a gift, each day of the event
  • In-store raffle to win a stuffed moose

Shop, Save, Explore! will span one week and will include a virtual component. In conjunction with this event, the Montshire will host a virtual talk on Wednesday, November 11 at 4pm, with award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay. Signed copies of his new book, Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World, will be available for sale at the Museum Store.

The Montshire will host a virtual talk on Wednesday, November 11 at 4pm, with award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay.

Macaulay takes complex scientific concepts and helps readers understand them through warmth, humor, and delightful illustrations. His books include The Way Things Work Now, How Machines Work: Zoo Break!, The Way We Work, and Black and White. He has received numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.

During this virtual event, Marcos Stafne, the Montshire’s executive director, will interview Macaulay about his creative process, his love of science, and his new book. Questions are welcome from the attendees. Registration for this event is required. Event and registration details are available at

The Montshire Museum Store enhances and extends the museum experience by offering program-, exhibit-, and science-related merchandise, and by generating revenue to support the Montshire’s educational mission. In the interest of public health, new store policies have been implemented to ensure the safety of shoppers. This includes curbside pick-up and allowing two family groups to shop the store at one time. Admission is not required for the store, but applies for Museum visits. Advance reservations are encouraged. Shoppers should consult Vermont’s cross-state travel guidance.