Montshire Profile

Katie Ball, January 2013

How are you connected to the Montshire?
I am a member of the Montshire LEGO® League team coached by Aaron Lamperti. I also took part in the Inventor’s camp program previously.

When was the first time you came to the Montshire?
The first time I came to the Montshire I was about 8 months old and my mother says I would explore the Bear’s Den in Andy's Place. I loved to find the bear, look at the aquarium, play with the scents in the drawers, make the woodpecker peck, and spin the wheels to watch the colors mix and change.

Why do you choose to be involved?
I love the awesome environment that the Montshire gives. It is ideal for...well pretty much anything. From learning to climb stairs to building robots out of LEGOS, the Museum has given me a place to discover, explore, and experiment, which I love to do.

What is your favorite Montshire experience?
Working with the rest of the Lego team has been a really unique opportunity that I have greatly enjoyed, and both my sister and I have enjoyed the summer camps.

What do you wish everyone knew about the Museum?
That it offers much more than just the Museum. It has many programs and demonstrations that people can take advantage of. It also has some terrific nature trails.

Is there one word you would use to describe the Museum?

What do you think the Montshire will be like in ten years?
I think it will continue to be a great center for science and nature interaction. My hope is it will continue to provide for kids what it has done for me.

What do you find most rewarding about visiting the Montshire?
I just love to explore and engage in whatever I feel like. It’s great for all ages! When I was younger I loved spinning pennies and playing with the bubbles and going upstairs to the fog exhibit; then I was thrilled to ride the bike and create enough power for the elevator. Now, I like to try and beat my mom at the Knot Toplogy puzzles to see who can get the pieces apart first, or explore whatever exhibit is currently featured. The firefly exhibit was always neat too (my younger cousin liked this) and it’s been fun bringing my cousins to our local science museum. They thought it was better than their big city museum. The water in Science Park adds so much in the summer months too.

What is the best kept secret at the Montshire?
I’m not in on all the secrets...yet!

What is your favorite Montshire story to tell?
When I was 11 months old, the Montshire is where I learned to walk up and down the stairs to retrieve and roll the golf balls at Andy’s Place.

Which other museums do you enjoy visiting?
I love the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C and the Natural History Museum in New York.


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