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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 4pm Daily

Accepting Injured Birds
8am to 4pm Daily
802.359.5000 x212

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 70,000 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

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


Field Trips

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


Animal Encounters

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



VINS Homeschool Programs are designed by our highly qualified Science Educators and will enhance your homeschoolers’ learning experience.

*Programs are complete for the 2020/21 Academic Year. Join our Email List for updates on future programs.