Montshire Museum of Science Among the Country’s Top 25 Science Centers
August 21, 2008
For Immediate Release
NORWICH, VERMONT -Are science centers just for adults? Not according to a poll conducted by Parents magazine. They found that about a third of the nation's science centers have galleries designed specifically for children 6 and under.
According to Parents magazine (September, 2008), the top ten science centers and 15 runners-up are, "innovative places that are bound to inspire more than a few pint-sized Einsteins."
Most of the top science centers are located in large cities around the country. In New England, the Museum of Science in Boston and the Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont are the only two that made the list.
The top 10 are the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio; the Exploratorium in San Francisco; the Museum of Science in Boston; Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J.; the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis, Mo.; the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens, in New York City; the California Science Center in Los Angeles; the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, La.; the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia; and the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.
Parents magazine also identified 15 runners-up: Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, Calif.; Detroit Science Center, Detroit; Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh; the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, Mobile, Ala.; the Louisville Science Center, Louisville, Ky.; Pacific Science Center, Seattle; Wonderlab Museum of Science, Health, & Technology, Bloomingtown, Ind.; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Discovery Place, Charlotte, N.C.; and The Children's Museum of Science and Technology, Troy, N.Y.; Sci-Works, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Science City at Union Station, in Kansas City, Mo.; Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, Calif.; the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont.; and Discovery Science Place, Tyler, Texas.
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on science center located on 110 acres in Norwich, Vermont. Visitors will enjoy more than 100 interactive exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, technology, and more. The Montshire is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).