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Camp-In at the Museum

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 spacious 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.

To learn more about this program, contact the Camp-In coordinator at, or call the Museum at 802 649-2200.

Enjoy the perfect educational getaway

Montshire camp-ins include:

  • Fun and engaging science workshops
  • Morning nature hike through Science Park and along the Connecticut River
  • Evening snack and breakfast
  • Free museum admission the following day
  • Knowledgeable Montshire education staff

Camp-Ins offered October through early June.

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, list of gear to bring, and directions, please download the Camp-In Information sheet.