Native Plants and the Environment

From the tiniest Trillium flower to the entire ecosystem of the Connecticut River Watershed, find out more about what makes this part of New England special and why it is important to be good stewards of the land and its inhabitants.

Bird’s-Eye View

Bird’s-Eye View A treetop-viewing platform along the Ridge Trail Learn More

Blood Brook Loop

A half-mile trail along the lagoon Learn More

Botanical Investigations

Botanical Investigations Many plants are beautiful to us, even if we don't know what they are. But, when you think you might be standing in poison ivy, it's time to think like a botanist. Learn how to do just that at this set of five exhibits about botany. Learn More

Changing Landscape, Changing Songs

Changing Landscape, Changing Songs Explore the sounds of a changing environment Learn More

Discovering the Natural World

Discovering the Natural World Learn to identify and classify animal skeletons, go on an animal scavenger hunt, and practice the techniques scientists use to learn about nature in a new exhibition, now on view. Learn More

Grow Native!

Grow Native! Ecological Landscaping for the Upper Valley Learn More


A 2-acre meadow alongside the Meadow Walk trail Learn More

Montshire Outside

Montshire Outside Welcome to Montshire's 100-acre museum. Explore the varied landscape and several dozen exhibits in David Goudy Science Park and along our trails and Woodland Garden. Learn More

North Woods

A set of outdoor exhibits on the Ridge Trail and Blood Brook Loop Learn More

North Woods - Temperatures

North Woods - Temperatures See the difference in the temperature underground and 25 feet in the air! Learn More

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