Skip to main content
Navigation
View Message

Calendar

What's Happening at the Montshire

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!

Learn More

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Filter Events Click to access filters

Filter by Audience Type

Filter by Start Date

Special Event(s) starting 10/18/2020

Oct
18
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)

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

Register Here

View Event Details
Nov
11
Special Event

Virtual Author Talk with David Macaulay

4:00 PM

Join us for a virtual conversation with award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay. Signed copies of his new book, Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our…

Audience: Adults, Families

Cost: Free

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

Event Notes: Registration is now closed

View Event Details
Nov
21
Special Event

A Day of Air Play

10:00 AM

Toss parachutes from our balcony, launch rockets, and build a variety of flying, gliding, and floating projects as you explore the Montshire’s Air Works exhibition. It’s…

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Add to Calendar

View Event Details
Dec
19
Special Event

Beautiful Bugs

10:00 AM

Explore the wonderful world of bugs! Meet a variety of live insects that can even inpire you as you create your own beautiful artwork to take home.

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Add to Calendar

View Event Details
Apr
06
Special Event

Author Talk: First Steps

7:00 PM

First Steps explores the unusual and extraordinary nature of walking on two legs. A seven-million-year journey to the very origins of the human lineage, First Steps shows how…

Audience: Adults

Location: via Zoom; information to follow after registration

Cost: Free

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

Register Here

View Event Details
May
07
Special Event

Fiddlehead Fling Reimagined: A Virtual Event

7:00 PM

This fresh take on the Montshire’s annual benefit event relocates from the museum galleries to the Zoom room. This virtual evening event includes a gift box of culinary…

Audience: Adults

Location: Via Crowdcast

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

View Event Details
Jul
24
Special Event

A Big Move Event, featuring Dancer Emmanuèle Phuon with Ecologist Tom Wessels, Session 1

3:00 PM

Organized in partnership with the Hopkins Center for the Arts, join us for an immersive forest experience that interweaves a terrestrial ecology tour with nature-inspired…

Audience: Adults, Preteens and Teens

Location: The Ridge Trail at the Montshire

Cost: Free

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

Register Here

View Event Details
Jul
24
Special Event

A Big Move Event, featuring Dancer Emmanuèle Phuon with Ecologist Tom Wessels, Session 2

5:30 PM

Organized in partnership with the Hopkins Center for the Arts, join us for an immersive forest experience that interweaves a terrestrial ecology tour with nature-inspired…

Audience: Adults, Preteens and Teens

Location: The Ridge Trail at the Montshire

Cost: Free

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

Register Here

View Event Details
Jul
28
Special Event

Dino Drive-In, featuring Jurassic Park

7:30 PM

Join us for a screening of Jurassic Park at the Fairlee Drive-in in Fairlee, Vermont. Enjoy a classic dinosaur movie with your family and friends, all under the summer night sky.

Audience: Adults, Families, Preteens and Teens

Location: Fairlee Drive-In Theater, 1809 US Route 5 N, Fairlee, Vermont

Add to Calendar

Pre-Registration Required

Register Here

View Event Details