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The Montshire is open for outdoor adventures and explorations!​

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 in David Goudy Science Park, the Woodland Garden, and along the nature trails bordering the beautiful Connecticut River.

This summer, experience even more outdoors with the special exhibition Prehistoric Giants featuring larger-than-life animal sculptures, a forest-inspired play area, the Montshire favorite Bubbles in an outdoor setting, and learning experiences designed for families.

Whether you are experiencing the Museum for the first time or the hundredth, every visit is a new experience.

Outdoor Discovery & Trails

At the Montshire's 100-acres, you can explore the varied landscape and nature-based exhibits along our nature trails. View All Outdoor Discovery

David Goudy Science Park

Use the outdoors as a living laboratory! David Goudy Science Park features dozens of hands-on water exhibits located outdoors. View Science Park

Indoor Discovery & Exhibits

When we say “hands-on” at the Montshire, we mean it. You won’t be able to keep your hands off our exhibits—more than 150 in our permanent collection alone—and that’s just how we like it. View All Indoor Discovery