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DECEMBER 1 - FEBRUARY 28 - Artist Katie Roberts believes in raising awareness to the plight of specific species in need, and the dwindling global biodiversity and hopes to contribute to creating a better future for both through her art. She is in constant watch of the animals, plants and weather that made up the rugged landscape of Vermont.
Take flight with us on an unforgettable experience! We’ll show you the unique nature of some of the world’s most highly skilled predators – raptors! In this live bird demonstration you’ll gain an up-close view and an in-depth understanding of these majestic birds.
Spend some time in our newest exhibit – the Songbird Aviary! Our docents will familiarize you with this special group of birds and point out the ways you can make a great habitat for these important creatures in your own backyard.
Meet an ambassador animal and hear their story while we learn about the adaptations they have that help their species survive in the wild. Join us for a reptile ambassador on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, or a raptor ambassador on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday!
Join our raptor care-givers for feeding time! Learn about the habits and history of each of the resident raptors at VINS as you watch them enjoy their daily meal.
Experience the magic of VINS Forest Canopy Walk as you take in the lights of the season. Stroll through an immersive forest of lights and be transported into an enchanting, illuminated winter wonderland, and experience the sounds of the wildlife that surrounds you.
JANUARY 10, 17, and 31 - Join us at the VINS Nature Center for a Homeschool Series! Each lesson will take place in our Outdoor Classroom or August Pavilion which provide the perfect settings for outdoor exploration and nature play in the company of other families. Feel free to stay on campus after the lessons to enjoy the public programs, exhibits, and hiking trails.