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How to Get the Most
Out of Your Visit

You are welcome at the Montshire.

And you don’t need to be a scientist (or even to like science in school) to enjoy it! 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:
  • Start anywhere you like. There’s no beginning or end. Follow your interests and have fun!
  • You can linger at one exhibit, or try them all. You and your group can explore together, or independently. Check out the indoor exhibits, or head outside for a completely different experience.
  • Observe closely, listen carefully, touch freely! This is a hands-on, interactive science center.
  • The Montshire’s exhibits aren’t designed for right or wrong solutions. We want you to experiment and explore. “I don’t know” is simply a step toward new discoveries!

Come on in!

Lively conversations will enrich your experience. Here are some questions to ask yourself and your group to get the most out of your visit:

  • What’s going on here?
  • What else can we try?
  • What do you see happening?
  • How is this similar to or different from things outside the Museum?
  • What does the text say? Does it provide some guidance or raise more questions?
  • This reminds me of…
  • I wonder…
  • What can we figure out together?

Other things to know

  • The Montshire is for everyone, and we work hard to ensure that our spaces and exhibits are accessible.
  • We rely on our community of visitors to share the space, be considerate of others, and treat the exhibits respectfully. Thank you!
  • Safety is important! Walk, don’t run, and be sure to supervise young children.
  • Please leave pets at home. Dogs are permitted only in the parking lot and must be on a leash. As required by the ADA, trained service animals may be admitted because of a disability.
  • As always, ask any staff member or volunteer if you have questions, or want to offer some feedback.