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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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starting 09/15/2019

Sep
29
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Building and Engineering

11:00 AM

Build, problem solve, and test your own contraptions – from parachutes to gliders, string telephones to aluminum boats. Build a different project each time – a family…

Audience: Families, Children

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Sep
29
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Lab Coat Investigations

3:00 PM

Each Lab Coat Investigation explores a different topic—from making batteries to using microscopes, extracting DNA to modeling glaciers. For adults and kids 9 and up at the…

Audience: Families, Children, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
01
Program

Soil Health & Edible Landscapes

1:00 PM

Can we as gardeners and land managers help to slow water down, deepen watersheds, increase biological soil health and create conditions for thriving ecosystems, all while…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Oct
05
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Experiment!

11:00 AM

Try your hand at experimenting with anything from electricity to chemistry, magnetism to colors. Experiment with a different topic each time - a family activity for all ages at…

Audience: Families, Children

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
05
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Life Sciences Explorations

3:00 PM

Use scientific tools to examine anything from skulls to seeds, anatomy to animal tracking. Explore a different topic each time - a family activity for all ages.

Audience: Families, Children

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
06
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Building and Engineering

11:00 AM

Build, problem solve, and test your own contraptions – from parachutes to gliders, string telephones to aluminum boats. Build a different project each time – a family…

Audience: Families, Children

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
06
Program

Mushroom Walk

1:00 PM

Join expert Faith Hunt on this annual foray that will introduce you to a spectacular variety of local fungi. This fascinating program concludes with an opportunity to sample…

Audience: Adults, Mushroom Walk

Location: Montshire grounds; meet in the Classroom

Cost: $60 (members), $70 (non-members)

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Oct
06
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Lab Coat Investigations

3:00 PM

Each Lab Coat Investigation explores a different topic—from making batteries to using microscopes, extracting DNA to modeling glaciers. For adults and kids 9 and up at the…

Audience: Families, Children, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
07
Program

Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

10:30 AM

Discover an exciting new tale and learn the science behind the story through fun, hands-on experiments.

Audience: Families, Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

Location: Classroom

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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