Field Trips and Workshops at the Museum

School visits to the Montshire provide exceptional opportunities to engage students in science beyond the classroom.

Submit an online reservation request for a school visit now

The Museum offers several popular options allowing you to customize your field trip experience to best meet your educational goals. A School Group Visit allows you and your students to explore the Museum’s many exhibits, inside and out. A visit of 1.5–2 hours allows students to explore exhibits at their own pace and interest levels. Museum Explainers are on hand to enrich the experience with special demonstrations during your visit.

View Montshire's featured exhibition schedule.

Many teachers select to add an hour-long hands-on science workshop to fit their curricular needs through the Museum’s VisitPlus program. Our VisitPlus workshops are developed and taught by the Museum’s professional education staff. These model lessons incorporate the best in inquiry-based education practices and take advantage of the Museum’s extensive science teaching resources to help your students gain insight into the scientific process while building their scientific knowledge.

Already have a reservation? Here are three information sheets you might find useful.

Group Leader Checklist
Chaperone Information Sheet
Arriving at the Museum

Looking to plan a visit? Please review our Preparing for Your Visit page for important information for group visits.


Fees for 2018/2019 School Year 

School Day Group Visit (without workshop)  
September 4–December 21  $6.50/person
Winter Special: January 2–February 15  $4.00/person
February 25–April 15  $6.50/person
April 22–June 21  $8.00/person


Visit Plus Package (workshop and Museum admission)      
  Student Adult Minimum/workshop
Fall: September 4–December 21 $9.25 $6.50 $155
Winter Special: January 2February 15 $7.00 $4.00 $115
Early Spring: February 25–April 15 $9.25 $6.50 $155
Spring: April 22–June 21 $10.50 $8.00 $180
Summer: June 22–September 3 n/a n/a n/a


  • Minimum of 10 people to receive group rate.
  • School Day Group rates are not available during the following school break periods: December 23–January 1, February 17–March 4, April 14–29, June 23–September 3.
  • All reservation requests, including online, will be confirmed based on availability.
  • The Museum reserves the right to cancel or reschedule group reservations and programs due to outstanding circumstances.
  • For more information please call 802-649-2200 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email
  • The Montshire cannot offer free admission to members visiting with groups. Groups enjoy a deep discount on admission, along with pre-registration, orientation, and other supports.