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Get your costumes ready and join us for tricked out exhibits, special halloween-themed activities, treats and more!

Featured Upcoming Event on October 28 at 5:30 pm

Spooky Science

This new event spotlights interactive and hands-on Halloween activities for families with children. Museum exhibits will be “tricked out” for Halloween fun.

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Program(s) for starting 08/05/2021

Jan
13
Program

Science Story Time: Parachutes

10:30 AM

We’ll explore what makes us feel safe as we read the book Parachute by Danny Parker and then make our own miniature parachute to launch off the museum balcony.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
20
Program

Science Story Time: Fossils

10:30 AM

Enjoy the amazing illustrations in Steve Jenkin’s Prehistoric Actual Size before exploring the museum’s own fossil collection.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
24
Program

Homeschool Series: Insect Investigations for ages 6-8 (3 part series begins)

10:30 AM

Discover insect diversity and adaptations, while meeting a new live insect at each class. Explore their behaviors and life cycles and examine them up close using magnifying…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Jan
24
Program

Homeschool Series: Insect Investigations for ages 9-12 (3 part series begins)

1:00 PM

Discover insect diversity and adaptations, while meeting a new live insect at each class. Explore their behaviors and life cycles and examine them up close using magnifying…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Jan
27
Program

Science Story Time: Mirrors

10:30 AM

Families will have the chance to use mirrors to solve ingenious puzzles in the book M is for Mirror by Duncan Burmingham. After the story you’ll get to experiment with…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
01
Program

Hanover Garden Club: The Skinny on Garden Pests and Diseases

1:00 PM

Learn about current and emerging pests and plant diseases in the garden and landscape that can impact the home gardener. Ann will also discuss the best approach to management…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Program offered on Zoom

Cost: Free

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Feb
03
Program

Science Story Time: Wiggle Bots

10:30 AM

Join us as we read the book Stop! Bot! by James Wang. Afterward, we’ll have fun building our own fences to keep scurrying mechanical bots under control.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
10
Program

Science Story Time: The Montshire Moose

10:30 AM

Meet the bull moose in the Discovering the Natural World exhibition as we read Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root. We’ll then have the chance to practice our own tracking…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
17
Program

Science Story Time: Let’s Drive

10:30 AM

Experiment with creating gravity-powered toy cars after reading Mo Willem’s book Let’s Go for a Drive.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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