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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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Program(s) starting 01/01/2020

Jan
06
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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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Jan
06
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Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

11:30 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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Jan
07
Program

Tips for Success: Veggies from Artichokes to Zucchini

1:00 PM

Garden writer and organic gardener Henry Homeyer will share his knowledge about growing great vegetables. Do you know what to do on Labor Day so that your Brussels sprouts will…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Jan
10
Program

Montshire Unleashed

6:30 PM

Unleash your curiosity at the Montshire’s evenings for adults. Experience the joy of discovery that comes with a trip to the Museum—at night!

Audience: Adults, Montshire Unleashed

Cost: Free (members), $7/$8/$10 (non-members)

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Jan
23
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Homeschoolers Series: Magnets and Electricity (Ages 6–8)

10:30 AM

In this three-part series, experiment with magnets, electromagnets, and the basics of electricity. Build basic circuits with motors, bulbs, switches, and batteries to explore…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Jan
23
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Homeschoolers Series: Magnets and Electricity (Ages 9–12)

1:00 PM

In this three-part series, experiment with magnets, electromagnets, and the basics of electricity. Build basic circuits with motors, bulbs, switches, and batteries to explore…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Jan
31
Program

Montshire Makers: Paper Circuits

6:00 PM

Learn to make electrical circuits on a piece of paper—send a friend a card that lights up!

Audience: Preteens and Teens, Montshire Makers

Location: Classroom

Cost: $8 (members), $10 (non-members)

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Feb
03
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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Feb
03
Program

Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

11:30 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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