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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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Events starting 02/18/2020

Feb
18
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February Break Science Camp: Animal Tracks and Signs for Grades 3–5

9:00 AM

At the Animal Tracks and Signs camp: Solve winter mysteries through tracking. Learn or hone your skills, create animal track books, and explore the museum’s collection of…

Audience: Children, February Break Science Camp

Cost: $70/day (members), $77/day (non-members)

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Feb
18
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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Feb
18
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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Feb
19
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February Break Science Camp: Kitchen Chemistry for Grades 1-3

9:00 AM

At the Kitchen Chemistry camp: Learn about chemistry that can be done at home with ingredients found in the kitchen. Activities will explore density, mixtures, pH, and physical…

Audience: Children, February Break Science Camp

Cost: $70/day (members), $77/day (non-members)

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Feb
19
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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Feb
19
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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Feb
20
Program

February Break Science Camp: Rollways for Grades 3-5

9:00 AM

At the Rollaways camp: Engineer you own giant rollways of ramps, tunnels, tubes and obstacles. Can your ball make it from one end to the other?

Audience: Children, February Break Science Camp

Cost: $70/day (members), $77/day (non-members)

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Feb
20
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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Feb
20
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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