Field Trips

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Field Trip Rate

$10.50 Youth
$12.50 Adult

Educators & Veterans:
Receive a $2.00 discount

Reservations required.

Seasonal Hours

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

Field Trips to the Nature Center

Our field trips are designed to work with and enhance your curriculum, making every visit to VINS a valuable experience for your science classes. All of our field trips are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. 

VINS has been a leader in environmental education for over 45 years. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge in outdoor education, the natural sciences and teaching methods. We’ll work with you to deepen the connections between your learning goals in the classroom and your outdoor exploration at VINS. Classes are able to explore the VINS campus before and after their lesson and enjoy on-site educational programs at no additional cost.

To schedule a field trip, contact our Lead Experience Navigator at 802.359.5000 x221 or fill out the Field Trip Form.

Field Trip Rate

$10.50 Youth
$12.50 Adult

Educators & Veterans:
Receive a $2.00 discount

Reservations required.

​Choose from a variety of topics and work with our educators to personalize the educational experience to meet your students’ needs.

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FALL/SPRING FIELD TRIP

Shaped by Their Environment

Explore how animals have adapted to their ecosystem.

Quechee Gorge
FALL/SPRING FIELD TRIP

Geology Hike

Examine our changing earth at the Quechee Gorge.

Habitat
FALL/SPRING FIELD TRIP

Home Sweet Habitat

Discover where animals make their homes in the forest.

Seeds
FALL/SPRING FIELD TRIP

Plant Adaptations

Fascinating ways the plants around us survive and thrive.

Owls
WINTER FIELD TRIP

Owls in Winter

Owls have amazing adaptations for survival in the winter.

Bobcat
WINTER FIELD TRIP

Animals in Winter

Delve into the winter adaptations of animals.

Animal Signs
WINTER FIELD TRIP

Animal Signs

Follow the footsteps of the creatures of Vermont in winter.

Compass
WINTER FIELD TRIP

A Sense of Direction

Students will be taught the basics of orienteering.

Bird Feeder
WINTER FIELD TRIP

Snug in the Snow

Discover where animals make their homes in the forest.

Falcon
YEAR-ROUND FIELD TRIP

Falcon Focus

Examine the fastest, most agile predators in the world.

Birds Are Dinosaurs
APRIL to OCTOBER

Birds Are Dinosaurs

Journey through 250 million years of avian evolution.

Energy
YEAR-ROUND FIELD TRIP

Energy In Ecosystems

Learn the importance of an interconnected community.

Starlab
YEAR-ROUND FIELD TRIP

​StarLab

Students are lead on a journey through the stars.

VINS Visit
SELF-GUIDED FIELD TRIP

Explore VINS

Explore the trails, exhibits, and enclosures on your own.

Enhancing Classroom Curriculum with On-Site, Place-Based Education

Explore the natural world with hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.