The Montshire is open for outdoor adventures and explorations! We’re open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 4pm, offering an exciting outdoor experience that includes David Goudy Science Park, daily programs for families, and two new features — the special exhibition Prehistoric Giants and the forest play area, The Play Grove. Miles of nature trails offer you spectacular views of the river!
We have designed your visit to prioritize health and safety, as well as joyful science learning! While many of our indoor exhibits remain closed, we are slowly reopening individual exhibitions including Discovering the Natural World and Life in Local Waters. Our galleries will fully reopen on October 7, 2020. Please review the changes to our hours, admission, ticketing process, and visitor policies. Pre-registration is required for each visit.What’s New at the Montshire
New Days and Hours
The Montshire will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am to 4pm.
We are closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Special Admission Rate
To celebrate our reopening, a promotional rate of $14 for adults and $11 for children will be available through October 4, 2020.
Members and children under the age of 2 can enjoy the Museum for free.
Advanced Ticketing Process
We are implementing a timed ticketing system to ensure that our visitors can safely maintain social distancing.
All visitors, including members, are required to pre-register. Tickets must be 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.
You may purchase or reserve your tickets on this website up to three days prior to your visit.
Instructions for Purchasing or Reserving Tickets
|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.|