The VINS Nature Center is currently CLOSED - reopening on June 15. We are accepting injured birds 8am to 4:30pm daily - contact us at 802.359.5000 x212.
802.359.5000 | WILD BIRD REHAB: x510
OCT 2 - 28: With a goal to raise $15,000, these funds will support VINS’ environmental education, research and wildlife rehabilitation program, as well as the thousands of children, families, educators, adult learners and avian patients who benefit from them each year.
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 5, 2020
VINS is proud to display the work of three local artists: Wendy Klemperer, Jackie Padich and Miranda Thomas. Klemperer, who earned her B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1983, has exhibited work in New York as well as Maine, Montana and Virginia. Her work has appeared in venues ranging from sculpture parks to an airport.…
An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until October 31, 2019
An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until March 15, 2020
Discover the amazing abilities of our scaly friends: the reptiles! Meet a reptile ambassador up close and learn about the adaptations of these beautiful creatures to their habitats here in New England.
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2018
An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 30, 2018
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019
Join us as we explore the natural world through the eyes of raptors. Be amazed by these efficient predators in an engaging presentation featuring VINS’ feathered ambassadors.
An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018
An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019
In this guided walk through our enclosures, we'll share all kinds of insider information with you. From design and upkeep to the natural history of our resident raptors, you'll learn how we provide a high quality of life for all of our residents.
OCTOBER 20 - On this exclusive behind-the-scenes experience you will discover the steps it takes to rehabilitate and release hundreds of wild birds. Meet some of our current patients, the rehabbers that take care of them, and hear a story of one of our permanent residence education raptors.
One event on October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm
OCTOBER 20 - Designed for the beginner to intermediate level photographer with local photojournalist, Rob Strong. An exclusive photo shoot with four of our resident raptors that will leave you with stunning pictures and great memories.
An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until October 31, 2018
An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019
In this intimate encounter you will explore the fascinating lives of raptors. Delve deep into subjects ranging from how we rehabilitate hundreds of birds each year, the fundamentals of how we train our raptors to the specialties of certain raptor groups like falcons and owls.
An event every day that begins at 2:45 pm, repeating until March 15, 2020
If you’ve ever wondered what we feed our resident raptors, now is your chance to find out. We’ll show you what we feed, how we prepare it and then you can watch as our raptors eat their daily meal.
An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019