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The Montshire is excited to unveil Wonder Woods, a new exhibition specially designed to ignite the curiosity and support the development of the Museum’s youngest visitors—children ages 5 and under.

Wonder Woods ​Opens

Informed by the latest research on early childhood development, Wonder Woods is a permanent, 600-square-foot, multi-level learning space is designed to foster an early love and interest in STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as it aims to help children become confident life-long learners.

Aesthetically inspired by the natural beauty of New England and the unique location of the Montshire, Wonder Woods offers lessons and experiences rooted in the early awe-inspiring moments of children’s natural discoveries — whether that’s playing in the backyard, hiking on trails, swimming in rivers, or camping in the woods.

Wonder Woods provides developmentally appropriate experiences for preschoolers, toddlers, and infants, as well as a comfortable, safe, and inviting space for parents and caregivers to engage with their children in problem-solving, science exploration, and imaginative play.

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Special Event(s) starting 07/05/2019

Jul
06
Special Event

Botanical Investigation Day

11:00 AM

11:00 Nature Up Close – Head outside to collect local plant samples and use our portable microscopes to find the unexpected. Science Park Pavilion. 12:00 Dissecting…

Audience: Families, Children, Adults, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jul
20
Special Event

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

10:30 AM

Participate in hands-on science activities Learn about the technology used to send a person to the Moon Speak to an astronaut about life in space Discover the history behind…

Audience: Families, Children, Adults, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Aug
02
Special Event

Montshire Block Party: An Outdoor Engineering Weekend

10:30 AM

There are no limits to your imagination when the Montshire’s outdoor space is transformed into a building site for your big, bold, and beautiful creations.

Audience: Families, Children, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Aug
03
Special Event

Montshire Block Party: An Outdoor Engineering Weekend

10:30 AM

There are no limits to your imagination when the Montshire’s outdoor space is transformed into a building site for your big, bold, and beautiful creations.

Audience: Families, Children, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Aug
04
Special Event

Montshire Block Party: An Outdoor Engineering Weekend

10:30 AM

There are no limits to your imagination when the Montshire’s outdoor space is transformed into a building site for your big, bold, and beautiful creations.

Audience: Families, Children, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Aug
17
Special Event

Mindbender Montshire

11:00 AM

Can’t get enough mind-bending puzzles? Take problem-solving to the max during this fun-filled day of brain teasers, optical illusions, and more! It’s the perfect mix of…

Audience: Families, Children, Adults, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Sep
28
Special Event

Archaeology Day

10:30 AM

Dig into science and history!

Audience: Families, Adults

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
01
Special Event

Shop, Save, Explore!

10:00 AM

Enjoy ALL-DAY savings in the Museum Store

Audience: Families, Adults

Location: Museum Store

Cost: Free

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Dec
15
Special Event

Robotics Showcase

1:30 PM

Check out a variety of cool, fun and wacky robots created by local students — and even see them in action! These budding inventors and engineers will demonstrate how their…

Audience: Families

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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