Make a Day of it at Vermont Institute of Natural Science!
All outdoor exhibits are open: Raptors, Songbird Aviary, Adventure Playscape, Nature Trails, and the amazing Forest Canopy Walk. Our indoor exhibits are open: Birds Are Dinosaurs, Forest Exhibit, and Reptile Room.
*All exhibits (including the Forest Canopy Walk) are included with these passes.
Headquartered in Quechee, VT, on 47 acres of forest, meadow, and rolling hills, VINS features 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures that house hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey. In addition, the site has two songbird aviaries, which are home to a cedar waxed wing and cardinal among other species. The facility includes four major centers: the Visitor Welcome Center and Nature Store, the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation (CWBR), the Center for Environmental Education (CEE), and the Center for Environmental Research (CER) from which operates an active Citizen Science program. VINS also has an indoor and outdoor classroom, interpretive nature trails (the McKnight trail and Forest Canopy Walk are ADA/ABA compliant), a heated four-season Neale Pavilion and an outdoor August Pavilion designed for exhibits, events, meetings, and live raptor programs.
Nature Center Hours
VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily
Accepting Calls Only
8am to 5pm