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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) starting 10/31/2021

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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Nov
01
Program

Pinball Wizard Virtual Workshop for ages 9-12

1:00 PM

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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Nov
11
Program

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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Dec
02
Program

Science Story Time: Shape of Things

10:30 AM

Explore how shapes, from rectangles to circles, can be transformed into endless combinations in Dayle Ann Dodds’ book The Shape of Things. We’ll practice combining and…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
06
Program

Space Craft: Virtual Workshop for ages 6-8

10:00 AM

Become an artistic astronaut! Explore outer space through crafting constellations, making moons, and painting planets. Discover where science and art meet.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $90 (members), $105 (non-members)

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Dec
06
Program

Artful Insects Virtual Workshop for ages 9-12

1:00 PM

Learn about the intricate beauty, anatomy, and adaptations of insects during this three week series as we meet the museum’s live insect collection up close on your screen,…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $90 (members), $105 (non-members)

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