Located along the
Connecticut River in Norwich, the Montshire Museum offers
110 acres of exhibits in the areas of natural and physical
science, ecology, technology and more. The emphasis here is
hands-on, and the recent inclusion of the Science Park illustrates
this perfectly. This outdoor section offers exhibits in water,
sound, astronomy and natural history, with the highlight being
a 250-foot long meandering watercourse called the Water Rill.
The Montshire Museum is open seven days a week,
10-5. The price of admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for
kids 3-17, and kids under 3 free (updated 5/08). Stop by their Website
for information on educational programs they run (school groups
are a primary focus), special exhibits and more. The museum
can be reached at 802-649-2200.