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Magnificent Mammals Day

Magnificent Mammals

August 3 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Magnificent Mammals Day
Saturday, August 3 / 10 AM – 5 PM
Included with General Admission

Join us for a day exploring the amazing diversity of mammals. Discover the specialties of our furred cousins and find out how important they are to our ecosystems. Meet a few live mammals that could live in your backyard with Squam Lakes Nature Center, and explore the wonderful world of goats with Five Rooster Farm. Hear tales of the mystical world of mammals with Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. And learn all about being a mammalogist with Delaware Valley professor Reg Hoyt. With live mammals, pelts and skulls, and hands-on activities and crafts, it’s sure to be a magnificent day!

All Day / 10 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Southern Vermont Natural History Museum / Neale Pavilion Overhang
    Explore pelts and skulls of mammals across the world and meet a live mammal.
  • Goats with Five Rooster Farm / Next to Songbird Aviary
    Discover the world of keeping goats! Learn all about their development and what it takes to care for goats.
  • Mammals of the Canopy Walk / Forest Canopy Walk
    Explore the mammals of VINS with images and videos from our trail cameras!
  • Tracks and Scats / Forest Exhibit Overhang
    How can you know who lives near you? Learn about what mammals leave behind!
  • Skull Matching / Next to Forest Exhibit
    Test your knowledge and match the mammal with its skull! Learn about how to identify mammal skulls and what you can learn about their diet.
  • Mammal Crafts / August Pavilion
    Let your creativity free and be inspired by the wonderful world of mammals.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM / Hawkfly
Raptor Encounter

Meet one of our avian education ambassadors up close!

11 AM – 12 PM / Hawkfly
Mammals of New England – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Meet some of the magnificent mammals that live in the forests around us.

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM / Hawkfly
Raptor Encounter

Meet one of our avian education ambassadors up close!

1 PM – 2 PM
Meet a Mammalogist! Reg Hoyt / Neale Pavilion

From deer and rats to whales and bats, mammals come in all shapes and sizes, and they all pose unique challenges to the scientists trying to study them. Learn more about the diversity of mammals from a scientist who studies
them!

2 PM – 3 PM
Mammal Tales – Southern Vermont Natural History Museum / Hawkfly

Take a journey with a Storytelling Naturalist as they share tales of animals and magic from
around the world.

3 PM – 3:30 PM
Goats with Five Rooster Farm / Hawkfly

Take a journey with a Storytelling Naturalist as they share tales of animals and magic from
around the world.

3:30 PM – 4 PM
Rabbits & Hares! / Neale Pavilion

What’s the difference between a rabbit and a hare? How far can they hop? And what does it take to care for them? Join a VINS educator to meet some lovely lagomorphs!

4 PM – 4:15 PM / Hawkfly
Raptor Encounter

Meet one of our avian education ambassadors up close!

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.