Life in Shallow Water
The creatures in this seasonal exhibit are typical of those that live in still water. Some start their lives in the water but live as adults on land. Others spend their entire lives in the water.
Lithophone (Stone Xylophone)
An outdoor xylophone made of stone allows for musical meanderings
Looking Inside (an exhibition created by the Montshire Museum)
An exhibition about how doctors use modern technologies to see inside the human body
A 2-acre meadow alongside the Meadow Walk trail
Meadow Sounds Kiosk
A kiosk adjacent to our meadow offers examples of the sounds of a Vermont meadow in the summer
Monarch Butterfly Model
An enormous model of a Monarch butterfly hangs in the museum
A mounted specimen of the eastern Moose, with sample of Moose fur to touch
Mother and Child
A life-size bronze sculpture of a bear and her cub
A row of tuned tubes becomes a musical instrument in Science Park
Mussels and Dams
How the dams we build affect the aquatic creatures that live near them
This is a module consisting of 4 exhibit stations with a central bench. Ball Floaters is extraordinarily simple in concept; a blower moves air through a pipe and out through two or three clear tubes connected with “T”s. Small foam balls can be balanced on the airstream coming out of the tubes, so that they float. With some experimentation, visitors discover how to get the balls to drop down into one tube and pop out of another, to balance more than one on a stream of air, and to balance halfway up the clear tube.
The exhibit is fun, and visitors leave with a sense of how air can be directed and manipulated, and the effect of that manipulation on objects in the path of the moving air.