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Learn about the night sky at Astronomy Day.

Astronomy Day

A day of planetary and astronomical exploration!

Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites. Join museum staff and guest astronomers as we explore outer space during the darkest month of the year.

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Program(s) starting 10/17/2021

Oct
21
Program

Science Story Time: Sort it Out

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Sort it Out by Barbara Mariconda about a pack rat and his great collection objects to get us ready for our own sorting challenge. Each family will get a…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
28
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Science Story Time: Balance

10:30 AM

We’ll read the delightful book Just a Little Bit about friends both large and small on a teeter totter. Young families will then get to practice early math skills as they use…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
01
Program

Experiment, Imagine, Create Virtual Workshop for ages 4-5 with a caregiver

10:00 AM

Each week we will experiment with a different type of force or motion. Then using what we discover to create a fun toy or game for further play.

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $70 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Nov
01
Program

Pinball Wizard Virtual Workshop for ages 9-12

1:00 PM

The Montshire offers programs, series and special event days for homeschoolers to explore inquiry-based science.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $120 (members), $140 (non-members)

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Nov
02
Program

Hanover Garden Club: The Curious Person’s Guide to Earth Repair

1:00 PM

Around the world, people are finding that even the most harsh and damaged environments can be restored. In this talk, Judith D. Schwartz will share what she’s learned from…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Cost: Free

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Nov
03
Program

Amazing Magnets for ages 4-6

10:00 AM

Each week, experiment and use the force of magnets as we examine their attracting and repelling properties. Discover what is magnetic, try fun magnet tricks, and play games with…

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers

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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Nov
04
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: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
11
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Science Story Time: Leafcutter Ants

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen to learn all about an ant’s life. Afterwards you’ll have a chance to see the museum’s live colony of leafcutter ants as…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
18
Program

Science Story Time: Float Your Boat

10:30 AM

Build, test, and sink your own boat as we learn about balance and weight (along with the silly antics of some cute critters) in Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat?

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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