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Keep Warm And Keep Learning At The Montshire Museum of Science This Fall And Winter

Oct 24, 2023 03:17PM ● By Elise Renaud

Photo from Montshire Museum Facebook Page.

Colder weather will be here before we know it. To help combat the winter blues the Montshire Montshire Museum of Science has a number of events and exhibits to explore.

On Saturday, October 27th, the museum is holding Spooky Science. The event includes costume contests, tricked-out exhibits, live Halloween-themed demonstrations, hands-on stations, and more.

Tickets are $11 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Admission is free for children under the age of 2. To register for the event, click here.

Starting in October, the museum is opening an hour early for Sensory Friendly Hours. This is on the third Saturday of the month and runs through December.

“It’s sort of a low-stimulation environment. It’s usually lower traffic but also lights are dimmed, and we have sensory kits available,” Lara Litchfield-Kimber, executive director, said.

While the big kids are in school, the museum has a new exhibit called Welcome Home: Celebrating Asian Childhood for the Under 4 and Under 5 crowd.

“We were just selected by the Association of Children’s Museums to receive an exhibition as part of a Freeman Foundation Asian Cultural Exhibit Series… It introduces Asian cultures and kind of connects in the things we have in common with families from other parts of the world, she said.

On New Year’s Eve, the museum is holding its second annual New Year’s at Noon event.

“We open a little early at 9:30 a.m. and we go until 12:30 p.m., and then every hour on the hour we have some sort of equivalent of sort of the crystal ball drop in New York City. It might be things exploding, it might be things dropping from tall heights,” she said.

Once the snow arrives, the museum has several trails and snow shoes for guests to borrow. Every February, when there’s snow, the museum holds an igloo day.

In addition to exhibits and events, there are several programs that are being held at the museum this fall and winter.

One of the museum’s favorite new programs is Science Yoga hosted by a museum educator who is also a certified yoga instructor.

“It’s actually meant for very little kids. If you can imagine a pose where a child is a lightning bolt or a frog hopping or clouds or something like that,” Litchfield-Kimber said.

To see a full list of programming for all ages, click here.


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