The Vermont Institute of Natural Science
New Forest Exhibit
August 29, 2016
– The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is proud to announce the opening of its new Forest Exhibit on September 3, 2016. The exhibit features a creatively designed giant faux tree accompanied by a winding stairway that leads to a walkway and deck overlooking the rich woodlands surrounding the VINS campus.
VINS' Forest Exhibit is an immersive experience with the sights, sounds and smells of a natural forest. Discover the common trees of our area and how to identify them. Investigate the amazing diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that call the forest home. Enjoy interactive exhibits by building with tree cookies, making a leaf rubbing, crawling inside an underground den and exploring all that our indoor and outdoor forests have to offer.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Chippers, Inc.
All activities are included with the price of admission, which is $14.50 for adults; $13.50 for seniors, 62 and above; $12.50 for youth, ages 4 to 17; and free for members and for children, 3 and younger. For information about VINS and the variety of exhibits, programs, and environmental education opportunities offered, please visit our website at vinsweb.org
call 802.359.5000. Stay connected with VINS through our nature blog at vtnature.blogspot.com
and our Facebook page.
The Nature Center at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science has been awarded the Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence and was voted Best Bird Exhibits in Yankee Magazine's Editor's Choice Best of New England 2014.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, avian rehabilitation, and research organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. VINS' mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee Gorge, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, interpretive nature trails, onsite educational programs and the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Through the Center for Environmental Education, VINS provides high-quality, relevant, hands-on inquiry science and place-based learning opportunities for students and teachers throughout the region.