New Spring Program Schedule

VINS Spring Schedule

 Quechee, VT – The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is welcoming the spring season by extending open hours at the VINS Nature Center and offering new daily programs. Beginning May 1, VINS Nature Center will resume live bird programs, and the Forest Exhibit and Reptile Room will be open to viewers of all ages.

The live bird programs will be held daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

On the Nature Center campus, the public also has access to the exciting VINS experience, including:

  • Raptor Enclosures – 17 habitats for many species of eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls
  • Reptile Room – discover the amazing adaptations of our reptiles
  • Forest Exhibit – experience the sights and sounds of our natural forest
  • Wild Songbird Aviary – home to many species of native songbirds, who are former rehabilitation patients
  • Birds Are Dinosaurs – explore the Birds Are Dinosaurs exhibit and the journey of how birds evolved from dinosaurs
  • Forest Canopy Walk – elevate your perspective and experience the beauty of the landscape, and see the world from an eagle’s vantage point
  • Adventure Playscape – a natural place for kids with elements for creative play
  • Nature Trails – traverse through several acres of forest along the wetlands of the Ottauquechee River
  • Nature Store – field guides, nature-inspired gifts, science kits, educational books and more

Upcoming events to look forward to:

  • May 8 / World Migratory Bird Day
  • June 5 / National Trails Day
  • June 6 / Forest Canopy Walk Yoga series starts
  • June 12 / National Get Outdoors Day
  • July 17 / Mammal Day
  • August 7 / Incredible Insect Festival
  • September 18 / Owl Festival
  • October 17 / Photo Workshop
  • October 30 / Hoots & Howls