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Open daily, 10am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

General Admission

• Free for Members and children under 2 years of age.
• Regular rates – Adults: $16 \\ Children: $13
• Summer rates (Late June–Labor Day) – Adults: $18 \\ Children: $15

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Discounts and special admission rates

Military Discount

$2 off general admission for US military service members, veterans, and their families. Limit 6 visitors.
Details on military and veteran discount.

Warm Welcome
$3 admission for VT or NH residents with EBT card, adult Medicaid card, or free/reduced price school meals letter. Limit 6 visitors.
Learn more.
Some restrictions apply.
Details on Warm Welcome.

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Plus (click or tap to expand) + ​Directions and Parking

The Montshire’s address is One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055. Free parking is available at the Museum.

The Museum is conveniently located just off Interstate 91 at Exit 13 (look for the “Museum of Science” signs) in Norwich, Vermont, five miles north of White River Junction. The Museum is directly across the Connecticut River from Hanover, New Hampshire, home of Dartmouth College.

Public transportation options are available via Advance Transit buses, which stop at the top of Montshire Road each weekday (except major holidays). Advance Transit riders should plan for a five-minute walk from the bus stop to the Museum entrance.

Read more for detailed driving directions.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Accessibility

At the Montshire, we believe that joyful moments of learning and discovery should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’ve taken care to expand access and to ensure that the experiences we offer are relevant, comfortable, and welcoming for all visitors.

Visit our Museum Accessibility page for more information.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Museum Rules

  • It is our expectation that adults attend children at all times.
  • No pets, except service animals, are permitted in the building or on the trails.
  • The Museum building and Hughes Pavilion are smoke-free areas.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Trail Conditions

The River Loop trail is suitable for hiking with spikes or snowshoes. Snowshoes are available to borrow at the Admissions Desk.

Ridge Trail and Blood Brook Trail are closed due to icy conditions.

Please note that the Woodland Garden is closed for the winter.

View the Montshire Visitor Guide

What will you discover at the Montshire?

Plan Your Visit

First-time
Visitors

From exhibit suggestions to a list of things to bring, find out how you can make the most of your Montshire visit.

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School &
Group Visits

Touring New England, planning a field trip, or celebrating a family reunion? Learn about our different pricing plans and program options for groups.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit

Your visit is designed to be a fun and inspiring learning experience that ignites your curiosity about science. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your visit.

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What's Happening at the Montshire

The Montshire is excited to unveil Wonder Woods, a new exhibition specially designed to ignite the curiosity and support the development of the Museum’s youngest visitors—children ages 5 and under.

Wonder Woods ​Opens

Informed by the latest research on early childhood development, Wonder Woods is a permanent, 600-square-foot, multi-level learning space is designed to foster an early love and interest in STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as it aims to help children become confident life-long learners.

Aesthetically inspired by the natural beauty of New England and the unique location of the Montshire, Wonder Woods offers lessons and experiences rooted in the early awe-inspiring moments of children’s natural discoveries — whether that’s playing in the backyard, hiking on trails, swimming in rivers, or camping in the woods.

Wonder Woods provides developmentally appropriate experiences for preschoolers, toddlers, and infants, as well as a comfortable, safe, and inviting space for parents and caregivers to engage with their children in problem-solving, science exploration, and imaginative play.

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