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MARCH 1 - MAY 31 - Visit the VINS Nature Center and experience the beauty of owls through the artwork of painters Betsy Smith and Diana Clegg Brown. Both artists are inspired by the natural world and wild creatures, including the owls they paint!
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.
MAY 21 - Join local photojournalist Rob Strong for an exclusive photo shoot with our resident raptors that will leave you with stunning pictures and great memories. With a focus on capturing movement, our hawk and other raptor models will be flying for the camera, allowing you to get amazing action shots.
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.
What's that shadow moving between the trees? Keep your eye to the sky on the Forest Canopy Walk while our Harris's Hawk is out for a free-flight adventure!
MAY 9, 16, 23, and 30 - 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.