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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) starting 02/09/2020

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: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jul
01
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Member Appreciation Week

10:00 AM

Thank you to our members! We appreciate your support and we’re dedicating a week for you. Join us from July 1 to July 5 for Member Appreciation Week.

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens

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Jul
02
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Member Appreciation Week

10:00 AM

Thank you to our members! We appreciate your support and we’re dedicating a week for you. Join us from July 1 to July 5 for Member Appreciation Week.

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens

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Jul
03
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Member Appreciation Week

10:00 AM

Thank you to our members! We appreciate your support and we’re dedicating a week for you. Join us from July 1 to July 5 for Member Appreciation Week.

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Jul
04
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Member Appreciation Week

10:00 AM

Thank you to our members! We appreciate your support and we’re dedicating a week for you. Join us from July 1 to July 5 for Member Appreciation Week.

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Jul
05
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Member Appreciation Week

10:00 AM

Thank you to our members! We appreciate your support and we’re dedicating a week for you. Join us from July 1 to July 5 for Member Appreciation Week.

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens

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Jul
08
Special Event

Montshire Reopens!

10:00 AM

This summer, join us for a rich outdoor experience for all ages.

Audience: Adults, Families

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Oct
17
Special Event

Twelfth Night Theater Production by Hanover High Footlighters

11:00 AM

The Montshire is pleased to host Twelfth Night, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, presented by the Hanover High School Footlighters. The show will take place outdoors,…

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens, Teachers

Location: Hughes Pavillion

Cost: Free (members), $10.00 (non-members)

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Oct
17
Special Event

Twelfth Night Theater Production by Hanover High Footlighters

2:00 PM

The Montshire is pleased to host Twelfth Night, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, presented by the Hanover High School Footlighters. The show will take place outdoors,…

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens, Teachers

Location: Hughes Pavillion

Cost: Free (members), $10.00 (non-members)

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