Special Events

Montshire's signature events. Events so special, they only happen once a year.

Astronomy Day

January 28, 2017

Celebrate science, the wonders of the Earth, and our place in the universe. Museum education staff and special guests will provide a full day of activities for learners of all ages covering topics from what’s up in tonight’s sky, to activities exploring the large scale process that drive our planet’s systems.

Igloo Build

February 18, 2017

Experience Igloo Build, one of the longest-running traditions at the Montshire. Learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house, strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear. Dubbed the #1 Way to Winter Fun by Yankee Magazine (Jan ’09) and a “Top 10 Winter Event” in 2009-2010 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Igloo Build is fun for the whole family. 

Take Apart Day

March 11, 2017

Join us and explore the “guts” of VCRs, toasters, cameras, and toys. You’ll find gears, cams, linkages, speakers, motors, and other components that work together to form complex mechanical and electrical machines.