Special Events

Montshire's signature events

Archaeology DaySeptember 29, 2018: Archaeology Day

Dig into science and history on a day all about archaeology! Focusing on the study of humans through found objects, Archaeology Day combines both science and history through a day of fun-filled activities.


Children taking things apartNovember 10, 2018: Take Apart Day

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. 


Astronomy Day activitiesJanuary 26, 2019: Astronomy Day

Join us for a day of planetary and astronomical exploration during Astronomy Day.  Museum education staff and guest astronomers will provide a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites. Free with Museum admission.


Igloo Build participantsFebruary 16, 2019: Igloo Build

Join igloo-building expert Dr. Bert Yankielun and learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house, strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear, using nothing but water and a handsaw.


Cardboard City creationsApril 6, 2019: Cardboard City Program

Transform the Montshire’s community room into a model city make of cardboard! Create amazing 3D structures out of the simplest tools and materials: cardboard, tape, and scissors. Design, obtain approval from the city planning board, then build your own free-standing structure that will join other buildings, parks, bridges, boats, and busses.