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Welcome to the Montshire!

To ensure a safe, engaging, and flexible learning environment, we’ve made some changes to our hours, admission, ticketing process, and visitor policies. Both our indoor galleries and outdoor experiences are currently open.

Tickets can be purchased up to three days in advance.

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The Montshire is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am to 4pm.

  • Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance for a morning arrival (10am–1pm) or afternoon arrival (1–4pm).
  • You may arrive at any time during the session you have chosen, and you may stay as long as you wish until the Museum closes at 4pm.
  • We will be closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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General Admission

October 7 through mid-June

  • $16 for adults
  • $13 for children 2–17
  • Free for members and children under 2 years of age.

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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.

Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive $2 off one-day admission for you and up to four guests.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Purchasing or Reserving Tickets

All visitors, including members, must pre-register for a visit to the Montshire to ensure that visitors can maintain social distancing. Tickets can be purchased up to three days in advance.

Use this link to pre-register.

1. Enter your name and contact information.

2. Choose a date to visit, and a time frame in which to arrive.

3. Enter the total number of visitors in your party, including children under age 2. The form will adjust the pricing as you answer each of the questions.

4. Check the appropriate box(es) to tell us who is visiting.

5. If you are a member, enter your group size (as allowed by your membership), and your membership ID number (found on your membership card and emailed to you on June 22, 2020).

6. If you are not a member, tell us if and how many children are visiting with you so that the pricing can be adjusted.

7. Carefully review the Visitor Guidelines. Check the box to confirm that you have read and agree to the Visitor Guidelines and that you agree to be contacted by the Vermont Department of Health for contact tracing purposes, if necessary.

8. Enter your payment information and submit the form. You will receive confirmation by email.

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) + Out-of-State Visitors

Vermont has unique quarantine rules for out-of-state visitors. Visitors from outside of Vermont must quarantine for 14 days before visiting, or 7 days followed by a negative Covid test.

Please review Vermont’s guidelines on cross state travel.

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.

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Ensuring A Healthy Visit

We are eager to see you, and we want to ensure the health and safety of everyone at the Museum. We respectfully ask that all visitors follow our new policies. Visitors must not enter the Montshire building or grounds if they are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of illness. Vermont has unique quarantine rules for out-of-state visitors. Please review and follow Vermont’s guidelines on cross-state travel; visitors from outside of Vermont must quarantine for 14 days (or 7 days followed by a negative Covid test) before visiting.

Arriving for Your Visit

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.

Face Coverings and Masks

The Montshire requires that visitors over the age of three wear a face covering or mask, covering nose and mouth, when inside the building. The State of Vermont requires face masks in public spaces (indoors or outdoors), any time it is not possible to keep a six-foot distance from others who are not part of your household including Museum staff or other visitors.

Practice Healthy Hand Hygiene

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.

Maintain Social Distance

Please be sure that everyone in your group stays six feet or more away from other visitors or Museum staff. No more than two groups may enter the Museum Store at one time. Restrooms are now gender neutral and posted for single person/family use.

Stay Together with Your Group

Visitor groups must be limited to a single household, and should stay together in the Museum. One household group per exhibit. Children must stay with their adults at all times.

Limit Contact with Surfaces

Personal items must be kept with visitors at all times. Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Museum building.

General 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.
  • Smoking is permitted in the parking lot only.
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