Montshire building, grounds & trails closed Read More
In the interest of public health, the Montshire’s building, grounds, and trails are temporarily closed until further notice.
Join us each week for Science Story Time – we’ll explore a new theme each week as we read a story, explore an exhibition, and engage in hands-on activities specially chosen for preschool families.
Meet the bull moose in the “Discovering the Natural World” exhibition as we read Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root. We’ll then have the chance to practice our own tracking skills looking at animal tracks, scat, and other signs.
Relax surrounded by the aquariums in “Life in Local Waters” as we read the book Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris. After the story time we’ll create our own patterned paper fish to take home.
Get up close and personal with the ants in “Discovering the Natural World” as we read the book Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen. We’ll open the ant chambers to add leaves, practice sorting insects, and use simple microscopes and magnifying glasses to observe ants up close.
We’re going to make a giant version of our seed sorting exhibit in “Discovering the Natural World” as we look at dozens of different types of seeds. We’ll read the book A Seed is Sleepy by Dianne Aston before planting our own seeds to take home.