The Montshire is open during regular business hours over the holiday weekend. Read More
The Montshire is open during regular business hours over the holiday weekend.
All visitors, including those walking the trails, need to check in at the Museum’s Admissions Desk.
Please note that there is no capacity limit indoors and the Museum can be crowded, especially on rainy days, weekends, and holidays. Please choose to visit according to what is most comfortable for you and those visiting with you.
Plan your visit and learn about the different ways to check in when you arrive.
Open Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 5pm. The Montshire is closed on Tuesdays.
The Montshire’s address is 1 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.
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.
We want to ensure the health and safety of everyone at the Museum. We respectfully ask that all visitors follow our policies. Visitors must not enter the Montshire building or grounds if they are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of illness.
When you arrive at the Museum, one person should approach the admissions desk and confirm your registration. There is a waiting area for the rest of your household.
Visitors ages three and up are required to wear a face mask when inside the building. Face masks must be worn outside when interacting with Museum staff or other visitors.
We ask that all visitors wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry and frequently throughout their visit. We have increased the availability of hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations throughout our building and grounds.
We encourage everyone in your group to maintain at least a six feet distance from other visitors or Museum staff.
Visitor groups should stay together. Children must stay with their adults at all times.
Review our visitor guide to learn more about current exhibitions and experiences at the Montshire.
The Anderson Center is the Montshire’s new community space, designed to offer a more accessible and inclusive experience.
This modern museum hub includes gender inclusive restrooms, a more spacious coat room, and a renovated Community Room for education programs and special events. Enjoy an even more comfortable Montshire experience with our new amenities!
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