Review: The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont

The Water Play Area

On our journey up to Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont, we decided to stop off at the Montshire Museum of Science, just across the New Hampshire border in Norwich, Vermont.   Although it was a somewhat overcast day, we still enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor exhibits at the museum.

What struck me most upon entering the museum is how clean and open everything is.  The exhibits are inviting, with lots of room for the kids to stand around and do some hands-on exploring.  My kids enjoyed visiting all of the exhibits, especially the fog machine and the bubble exhibit (where they could have stayed for hours), but the real fun for them was the outdoor water exhibits.

Because we were traveling, we hadn’t put the swimsuits in a readily accessible spot.  So, my kids just explored without their suits.  They just loved it though – from following a small ball downstream to turning the fountains on and off, they had a blast.

The Montshire Science Museum also offers a small pavilion for lunch in the summer (catered by the nearby King Arthur Flour Bakery) and loads of walking trails through the property.

[box type="info"]Montshire Museum of Science
One Montshire Road
Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2200[/box]

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