In warm-weather months, experience the Montshire’s hands-on exhibits at David Goudy Science Park.
Science Park features an array of interactive water-based exhibits that are centered around The Rill, a 250-foot long watercourse that takes a meandering path from the Museum building toward the river. The Rill flows down a series of terraces, and at several places visitors can manipulate dams and sluices to change the direction or volume of flowing water. Young hydrologists can store up a mini-flood and then release it to the lower part of the Rill.
Additionally, Science Park offers many other exhibits on light, sound, motion, astronomy, and natural history. It also serves as the launching point for the Planet Walk trail, which offers a walking tour of the solar system.
The water is on in Science Park early May through mid-October.