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Outdoor Discovery & Trails

Appreciate the natural beauty of our 100-acre woodland setting through our outdoor experiences and our nature trails!

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.

Our trails offer expansive views of the Connecticut River and outdoor exhibits that explore the ecology of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, from animal migration patterns and native plants to towering rock formations and land-use history. The Planet Walk, our largest exhibit, even takes you on a scale-model journey from the Sun all the way out to dwarf planet Pluto!

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