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Open 7 days a week
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Education at VINS

Our environmental educators and wildlife rehabilitation specialists are among the best in the business. Each year, we deliver specialized education and training programs in schools and communities and hands-on public education programs at the VINS Nature Center to more than 40,000 people from throughout New England.

VINS aims to reach beyond its traditional audiences and engage and serve large numbers of adult learners and teaching professionals. We will do this by developing and delivering specialized adult programs that illuminate current environmental science issues, and by providing professional teachers with new classroom-ready instructional materials and support.

School Programs

School Programs

Meeting the needs of teachers and students in science inquiry and place-based education.

Field Trips

Field Trips

Every visit to the VINS Nature Center is a valuable experience for your science classes.

Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

​A variety of topics with our educators to personalize the educational experience.