Programs & Workshops for Children & Families

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

 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,
for children ages 4–kindergarten

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.




The Montshire offers programs and special days for homeschoolers to explore science in unique and fun ways. Homeschool groups are also invited to schedule their own group visit and a staff-led workshop.

 Books and Beyond! Science for Preschoolers,
for children ages 3-5 (and their parent or caregiver)

This program combines great children’s literature and hands-on activities for fun science learning and exploration. Each day features a different book and activity. Free with museum admission.

Afterschool Science Adventures,
for children in grades K-2

This is an opportunity to explore science and nature using hands-on experiences and real experiments. We will hypothesize, test, observe, and also use our creativity. Explore a different theme each week! Preregistration required.

Spectacular Science February Camp

Think summer camp, but in the winter! Come to one day or come to them all. Each day will bring a different topic and new projects, along with games, friends, and fun. For children in grades 1-3.

 Spectacular Science April Break Camp

Choose your camp days during April break! We’ll explore a different topic each day with engaging projects and fun games. For children in grades 1-3.