The Montshire is open for science discovery — both inside and out!
When you visit Montshire’s 100-acre museum, you enter an exciting world of science, nature, and technology. Inside the museum, we offer over 150 interactive permanent and featured exhibits. The exploration continues outside along the nature trails bordering the beautiful Connecticut River.
Whether you are experiencing the Museum for the first time or the hundredth, every visit is a new experience.
Indoor Discovery & ExhibitsLearn from our amazing selection of interactive science exhibits! View All Indoor Discovery
Enjoy an exciting summer packed with special events and programs when dinosaurs take over the Montshire.Learn More
A space specially designed to ignite the curiosity of children ages 5 and under.Learn More
Learn the joy, wonder, and science that can be found in just soap and water.Learn More
Interactive sculptures designed to explore, in constantly varying patterns, the dynamic forces that shape our solar system.Learn More
Learn about the world around us using the techniques scientists use to learn about nature.Learn More
Examine the properties of air and explore the science behind it.Learn More
Explore the physics of light and how we see it.Learn More
The aquariums offer an up-close view of native fish, frogs, turtles, and other aquatic creaturesLearn More
Pull up a stool at the Discovery Lab for some great scientific investigations.Learn More
Outdoor Discovery & TrailsAt the Montshire's 100-acres, you can explore the varied landscape and nature-based exhibits along our nature trails. View All Outdoor Discovery
Explore, imagine and more in this whimsical nature play areaLearn More
An outdoor showcase of native plants, trees, and flowers in a wooded settingLearn More
Walk all the way from the Sun to Pluto (and back) at our largest exhibitLearn More
A short walk in the Quinn Nature Preserve, which borders a two-acre meadowLearn More
This trail travels through a pleasant grove and winds along the Connecticut RiverLearn More
A long challenging trail through scenic woodsLearn More
Hike a trail that offers variety as you pass along different terrainsLearn More