Lara Litchfield-Kimber: Executive Director
Norwich, VT – Science and children’s museum leader Lara Litchfield-Kimber, whose work is firmly rooted in empowering the public with science-informed knowledge, has been announced as Executive Director of the Montshire Museum of Science. Litchfield-Kimber, a scientist by training and an accomplished inquiry-based educator, comes to the Montshire with a passion for science education and conservation of natural resources.
She currently serves as Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie, NY. During her tenure, she was responsible for a significant increase in annual attendance, partnerships that support the educational needs of the region, and international recognition for the Museum’s groundbreaking work in fighting food insecurity in the community, which was honored with the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Leading Edge Award for Business Practice. Previously, Litchfield-Kimber was Deputy Director of the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY.
She continues to be engaged in the science education and museum community through her work with the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Alliance of Museums, and the Museum Association of New York.
The Montshire Museum of Science is an interactive science center with more than 150 hands-on exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Outdoors, visitors can explore nature trails and exhibits on wind, water, and sound in David Goudy Science Park. Visiting exhibitions, educational programs, and special events are offered throughout the year.