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Join Montshire Science Educator Mike Fenzel for a demonstration, as well as instruction on building with snow—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out.

Igloo Build and the Science of Winter

Learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear!

Dr. Bert Yankielun, engineer and author of the book How to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Structures, will be on hand to offer a demonstration, as well as instruction on the structural secrets of building with snow—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out. Dr. Yankielun will provide a quick lesson on how to build an igloo, and will be on hand to assist igloo-builders with the process.

Dr. Yankielun’s instructional session starts at 10am and the igloo-building portion of the day ends at 3pm.

It will be a day filled with hands-on winter activities, including one of the museum’s longest-running traditions— Igloo Build!

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Special Event(s) for starting 08/16/2019

May
07
Special Event

Fiddlehead Fling Reimagined: A Virtual Event

7:00 PM

This fresh take on the Montshire’s annual benefit event relocates from the museum galleries to the Zoom room. This virtual evening event includes a gift box of culinary…

Audience: Adults

Location: Via Crowdcast

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Jul
24
Special Event

A Big Move Event, featuring Dancer Emmanuèle Phuon with Ecologist Tom Wessels, Session 1

3:00 PM

Organized in partnership with the Hopkins Center for the Arts, join us for an immersive forest experience that interweaves a terrestrial ecology tour with nature-inspired…

Audience: Adults, Preteens and Teens

Location: The Ridge Trail at the Montshire

Cost: Free

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Jul
24
Special Event

A Big Move Event, featuring Dancer Emmanuèle Phuon with Ecologist Tom Wessels, Session 2

5:30 PM

Organized in partnership with the Hopkins Center for the Arts, join us for an immersive forest experience that interweaves a terrestrial ecology tour with nature-inspired…

Audience: Adults, Preteens and Teens

Location: The Ridge Trail at the Montshire

Cost: Free

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Jul
28
Special Event

Dino Drive-In, featuring Jurassic Park

7:30 PM

Join us for a screening of Jurassic Park at the Fairlee Drive-in in Fairlee, Vermont. Enjoy a classic dinosaur movie with your family and friends, all under the summer night sky.

Audience: Adults, Families, Preteens and Teens

Location: Fairlee Drive-In Theater, 1809 US Route 5 N, Fairlee, Vermont

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Sep
18
Special Event

Sensory Friendly Hours (Morning)

9:00 AM

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens, Sensory Friendly Hours

Cost: Free

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Oct
02
Special Event

Archaeology Day

10:30 AM

Dig into science and history! Archaeology Day combines both science and history through a day of fun-filled activities. Enjoy a variety of activities that will help you discover…

Audience: Adults, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
13
Special Event

Sensory Friendly Hours (Evening)

5:00 PM

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens, Sensory Friendly Hours

Cost: Free

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Nov
06
Special Event

A Day of Flight

 

Celebrate the power of air! Can it float? Does it glide? Will it fly? We’ll explore the concepts behind our Air Works exhibition and build a variety of contraptions that can…

Audience: Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
26
Special Event

Shop, Save, Explore!

10:00 AM

Enjoy FOUR DAYS of savings in the Museum Store

Audience: Adults, Families

Location: Museum Store

Cost: Free

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