Warm Welcome Program
The Montshire is committed to ensuring that the meaningful experiences we offer are accessible to disadvantaged children and families.
Studies show that science museums are critically important elements of our educational infrastructure. People who are disadvantaged economically are less likely to have access to opportunities found in museums, which substantially undermines their learning and chances for school success. We address this challenge by offering Museum admission and education programs at fees that are set below the actual cost.
Donors make these programs possible.
The Montshire offers $3 admission and $20 memberships to individuals who show a Vermont or New Hampshire EBT or Medicaid Card (adult must be named on Medicaid card), or whose children qualify for the Free or Reduced Price School Meals program in our two states (bring a letter from your school or download a form). Learn more here. (Some restrictions apply.)
The Montshire partners with more than 110 human service agencies in Vermont and New Hampshire to provide free Museum admission passes to their clients. Over 3,000 people take advantage of this opportunity each year. Email us for an application to add your agency to this program.
The Montshire partners with LISTEN Community Services LLC to offer a limited number of scholarships to Summer Camp.
To encourage families to return for multiple visits, the Montshire offers $20 memberships to families who show a Vermont or New Hampshire EBT card for food assistance, adult Medicaid Card, or who qualify for the Free or Reduced Price School Meals program. Some restrictions apply.
Support for Other Nonprofits
As a way to support our community, the Montshire offers a reduced rate on rental of our program room for educational purposes. We also donate admission passes to select nonprofits for their fundraising activities.
Charitable gifts are essential to making these programs possible. Funding for the Warm Welcome program comes from:
- Donor-level memberships and unrestricted annual gifts from donors like you! Please consider a gift today.
- Designated gifts and grants
- Montshire Access Fund—a special fund within Montshire’s endowment
- David Goudy Warm Welcome Endowment Fund