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Museum FAQs

​Questions about the Montshire? Check out our frequently asked questions. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What are your hours of operation?

The Montshire is open daily, from 10am–5pm, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Gates close at 5:15 p.m.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What are your general admission prices?

General Admission

$16 for adults
$13 for children 2–17

Summer admission
(June 23–Labor Day)
$18 for adults
$15 for children 2-17

Free for members and children under 2 years of age.

Visit our Admissions page for details on discounted rate,

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Are there food options at the Museum?

​The Montshire has vending machines for snacks and beverages. During the summer months, you may purchase sandwiches, salads and smoothies in the Museum Store.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Are there places to eat if we decide to bring our own lunch?

There is a dining area inside the museum for lunch. Picnic benches are located outdoors and in the Hughes Pavilion.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Do you have parking on site?

​There is free parking available at the museum parking lot.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Is your facility wheelchair accessible?

First floor exhibit spaces and bathrooms are entirely wheelchair accessible. Second floor exhibit spaces can be reached by elevator. Several nature trails on the Quinn Nature Preserve are also wheelchair accessible.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Are pets allowed at the Montshire?

Dogs and other pets are prohibited from the museum are only allowed in the parking lot. Only service animals are permitted on museum grounds.

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