Explore VINS

Welcome to VINS

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, classrooms, and interpretive nature trails. VINS places a priority on bringing high-quality, compelling, and engaging education programs to people at the Nature Center, in the community, and in schools throughout the region.

What's Happening - Visitor Programs

  • Talk to Trainer

    Live Bird Programs

    Daily 11AM & 2PM
    Raptor Encounters

  • Songbird Feeding

    Songbird Feeding Time

    Daily 10:30AM
    Feeding Time

  • Feeding Times

    Raptor Feeding Time

    Daily 2:45PM
    Feeding Time

  • Raptor Chats

    Raptor Chats

    Weekends 1:30PM
    Guided Enclosure Tour

National Get Outdoors Day

JUNE 9 – Join us on National Get Outdoors Day to celebrate spending time outside in nature. Explore the VINS meadow, search for fairies in the forest, learn to use a compass.