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.
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.
October 7 through mid-June
- $16 for adults
- $13 for children 2–17
- Free for members and children under 2 years of age.
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.
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, and check the box to verify that you have read and agree to the Guidelines.
8. Enter your payment information and submit the form. You will receive confirmation by email.
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.
Vermont has unique quarantine rules for out-of-state visitors. Please review Vermont’s guidelines on cross state travel.
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 are eager to see our visitors again, and we want to ensure the health and safety of everyone at the Museum. We respectfully ask that visitors follow our new policies.
Visitors should not enter the Montshire building or grounds if they are unwell or showing any symptoms of illness.
Face Coverings and Masks
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread through respiratory droplets, we require that visitors over the age of three wear a face covering or mask when inside the building. Face coverings and masks are highly encouraged outside and we ask that you wear them when interacting with Museum staff or other visitors.
Practice Healthy Hand Hygiene
Hand hygiene is crucial in mitigating the spread of infection. We ask that all visitors wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry. We have upgraded our restrooms with touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers, and have increased the availability of hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations throughout our building and grounds.
Maintain Social Distance
Social distancing has proven to be an effective measure in decreasing the risk of infection. We are limiting one visitor group per exhibit and ask that visitor groups stay together (all children must stay with adults at all times). We are also maintaining one-way directional traffic in the building and in some outdoor spaces
Limit Contact with Surfaces
To avoid the spread of infections, we are taking steps to limit visitor contact with surfaces. The coat room will be closed and there will be no personal storage in the Museum. No eating and drinking will be allowed inside the Museum building.
- 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.