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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 10/27/2019

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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Dec
27
Special Event

Chain Reactions: A Winter Break Event

12:00 PM

Engineering and teamwork fun for everyone!

Audience: Families

Location: Classroom

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
30
Special Event

Chain Reactions: A Winter Break Event

12:00 PM

Engineering and teamwork fun for everyone!

Audience: Families

Location: Classroom

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
25
Special Event

Astronomy Day

10:30 AM

It's a day of planetary and astronomical exploration! Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites.

Audience: Families, Adults

Location: Science Discovery Lab and Classroom

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
08
Special Event

Sensory Friendly Hours (Morning)

9:00 AM

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment! During these hours, the Montshire will offer: Less crowded environment Reduced…

Audience: Families, Children, Adults, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free (members), $3 off admission price (non-members)

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Feb
15
Special Event

Igloo Build and the Science of Winter

12:00 PM

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…

Audience: Families, Adults

Location: David Goudy Science park, Classroom, Science Discovery Lab

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
29
Special Event

Wonder Woods ​Opens

10:00 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Children

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Apr
02
Special Event

Sensory Friendly Hours (Evening)

5:30 PM

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment! During these hours, the Montshire will offer: Less crowded environment Reduced…

Audience: Families, Children, Adults, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free (members), $3 off admission price (non-members)

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