COVID Safety Policy

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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 4pm Daily

Accepting Injured Birds
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily
802.359.5000 x212

What's Open

Forest Canopy Walk
Raptor Exhibits
Song Bird Exhibit
Nature Trails
Adventure Playscape

Birds Are Dinosaurs

Updated January 2021

Visitor Expectations

At the VINS Nature Center, it is our priority to create a safe environment for all our visitors and staff. We ask all visitors to follow our COVID Visitor Expectations.

VINS will refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with our COVID Visitor Expectations.

Follow Travel Guidelines if Visiting From Out-of-State

All out-of-state travelers must take proper precautions prior visiting our Nature Center. Check Vermont Cross State Travel Guidelines for more information and to find out if you need to quarantine.

Masks Required

VINS Nature Center requires all visitors two years and older to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth at all times. No exceptions, even for those with medical conditions. If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason, please do not visit at this time.

If you forgot your mask, do not worry! We have complimentary masks at our Admissions window, please ask.

Maintain Social Distancing

Stay at least six feet away from others while in our exhibits, on the trails and during live animal programs.

If You Are Sick, Stay Home

Please visit us another day if you are feeling sick.

Wash Your Hands

Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the VINS Nature Center for visitor use.


Visitors will be asked to provide contact information which allows us to reach you in case there is a health concern.

We require that you reserve your tickets in advance (including VINS Members).  

General Admission Tickets
VINS Member Admission Tickets

Additional Safety Measures

Some exhibits have been modified to allow for one-way traffic flow through them.

Restrooms are available for visitors, limited to one family at a time.

What’s Open

Forest Canopy Walk, Raptor Exhibits, Song Bird Exhibit, Nature Trails, Adventure Playscape

Birds Are Dinosaurs Exhibit