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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 03/01/2020

Mar
01
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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Mar
01
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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Mar
02
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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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Mar
02
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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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Mar
03
Program

Design-Less Gardening

1:00 PM

Disregard traditional design rules and adopt a new approach. What clues can you take from your landscape to help you provide the right plant for the right place? Learn to…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Mar
03
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Afterschool Adventures (for K-2) — Spring Session Begins

3:30 PM

Explore science and nature using hands-on experiences and real experiments. We will hypothesize, test, observe, and use our creativity. Explore a different theme each week!…

Audience: Children, Afterschool Programs

Cost: $150 (members), $165 (non-members)

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Mar
05
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Homeschoolers Series: Microscopes and Biology (Ages 12–15)

10:00 AM

Explore the microscopic worlds living at the Montshire! Use microscopes to investigate the diverse algae growing in our fish tanks and the fungus gardens of our leaf cutter…

Audience: Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers

Cost: $80 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Mar
05
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Science Story Time: Making Music

11:00 AM

Explore the Montshire’s “Making Music: Science of Musical Instruments” exhibition as we read Play this Book by Jessica Young and Daniel Wiseman. Young children will have…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Mar
06
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Montshire Makers: Slotted Sculptures

6:00 PM

Use our laser cutter to make your own slotted sculpture pieces: flat, 2-D materials that slot together to create a 3-D sculpture. Make a moose with four pieces. Make a rocket…

Audience: Preteens and Teens, Montshire Makers

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

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