Montshire’s overnight program is the perfect educational getaway for scout, school, and youth groups. When the museum closes for the night, the adventure begins!

Spend a night exploring the museum – inside and out! In the evening Montshire staff guide your group through three engaging and fun workshops. Drift off to sleep in our large, carpeted Community Room and start the morning with a nature hike through Science Park and along the Connecticut River. Camp-Ins are perfect for first grade through middle school students.

Camp-Ins offered October - early June. See available 2018/2019 dates below.

Eat dinner before you arrive or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy here before your Camp-In begins. An evening snack and breakfast are included as part of the program. Free admission to the museum the following day is included in the Camp-In fee, so you may continue to explore the exhibits for as long as you would like.

Campers receive a Montshire Camp-In patch and a coupon for free admission to the Museum on a future visit.

Evening Workshops

  • StarLab View the night sky up close in Montshire's inflatable planetarium.
  • Kitchen Chemistry Capture the joy of science discovery in this hands-on science investigation.
  • Night Walk (weather dependent) A full sensory experience on one of your trails after dark. Indoor alternative workshop will be held in the event of bad weather or unsafe trail conditions.


For groups of 25 and more, fees are charged per individual at the rate of $41/child and $36/adult.
A minimum group fee of $1000 is charged to groups of fewer than 25 participants. This fee guarantees your reservation. However, your group will most likely be joined with another group to meet our 50 - 80 participant range per camp-in.

Montshire reserves the right to schedule multiple groups for each Camp-In until the maximum limit is reached.

Information for Participants and Chaperones

For more information on Montshire Museum's Camp-In program, including a schedule and list of gear to bring, download the Camp-In Information page. Chaperones may download the Camp-In Chaperone information page for more details and directions. 


We require a minimum of one adult for every eight children. Each Camp-In will have between 50-80 participants. For complete information and to make a reservation, contact the Camp-In coordinator at, or call the Museum at 802 649-2200.

Available Dates (as of 8/1/2018 - call or email to confirm).

Saturday, October 13

Saturday, October 20

Saturday, November 3

Friday, November 9

Saturday, November 10

Friday, November 30

Saturday, December 1

Friday, December 7

Saturday, December 8

Saturday, January 5

Saturday, January 19

Saturday, January 26

Saturday, February 2

Saturday, March 2

Friday, March 8

Saturday, March 9

Friday, March 22

Saturday, March 23

Friday, March 29

Saturday, March 30

Friday, April 26

Saturday, April 27

Saturday, May 4

Friday, May 10

Friday, May 17

Saturday, May 18