Bored with the beach? Want to beat the heat? Take a trip to Vermont along the Connecticut River. There you will find two cool museums you have to check out. Both are perfect if you have young children in tow. Here are two you may enjoy.

The Montshire Museum of Science is located along the Connecticut River in Norwich. The museum features natural science exhibits like a day in the life of a honeybee, a planet walk, where you will discover each planet’s uniqueness. The museum also features the Robot Zoo which shows animal characteristics through robotic animals. Science exhibits include interactive light and vision exhibits, an anti-gravity mirror and exhibits that will teach motion and mathematics in a fun, educational setting. The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. Adult admission is 12, 10 for children 2-17.

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center is located near the Connecticut River. Dating back to the mid-1800s, the museum offers a rich history as well as modern exhibits featuring paint, sculpture and photography. The museum is open 11am-5pm and is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 6 for adults, 4 for senior citizens and 5 for children six years or older. Younger children are free.

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