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Programs for Children and Families

Indoors and out, Montshire’s programs for children and families provide plenty of opportunities for exploring science during the school year.

The Montshire offers programs for all ages in the family

Want to foster your preschooler’s curiosity? Or spark your middle-schooler’s creativity? Maybe give your toddler a glimpse of science in action?

The Montshire offers a range of programs for each member of your family. Together as a family or individually as a student, find out what you can discover from one of our many programs.

Most programs require pre-registration and a fee is charged. Programs are taught by the Montshire education staff. Need-based scholarships are available.

Young Scientist Program

This weekly preschool/kindergarten program will foster your child's natural curiosity and learning through hands-on experiments and fun projects as we explore the physical and natural sciences. A different topic is presented each week. Morning and afternoon sessions. Preregistration required. Learn More

Montshire Makers

Montshire Makers is a program designed for curious and creative kids in grades 6–9. Learn More


The Montshire offers programs and special days for homeschoolers to explore science in unique and fun ways. Learn More

Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

Discover an exciting new tale and learn the science behind the story through fun, hands-on experiments. Learn More

Afterschool Adventures (for K-2)

A three-part afterschool program for kids who love to engage in science! Learn More

Spectacular Science February Break Camp

Spectacular Science February Camp is a week of exciting lessons and fun activities. Spend the break exploring a different topic and diving into a new project each day. Learn More

April Break: Creative Engineering Camp

Calling creators, inventors, and problem solvers! The Montshire’s April break camp will be diving into a world of creative engineering. Learn More

Summer Camps

Montshire's Science and Nature Summer Camps provide the perfect setting for children to explore, investigate, and discover science and nature. Learn More