Special Events

Artist Exhibition – Jeanette Fournier

APRIL 26 – MAY 15: Jeanette Fournier is a wildlife artist whose work is inspired by nature, particularly the northern mountain areas of New Hampshire and Vermont. Her artwork of animals, birds and nature comes from a passion for and love of the natural world. Jeanette’s artwork will be on display at the VINS Nature Center through March 31.

Science Symposium

MAY 19-21: The VINS Science Symposium helps bring science investigations to life in our community. Classes participating in the Science Symposium first find a local issue to investigate, design hands-on projects, conduct research and then present their findings.

Owl Festival

MAY 23 & 24 – Calling all owls and owl lovers! Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, create adorable crafts, get your face painted and delight in delicious food.

NestWatch Training Workshop

MAY 23 – Come to VINS to learn about NestWatch, a citizen science project, and help study nesting birds in your own backyard in your free time! VINS is Vermont’s first official NestWatch Chapter, and we are excited to share with you the protocols and practice of monitoring nesting birds, so YOU can contribute to scientific knowledge. 

Forest Canopy Walk – Spring/Summer Celebration

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for our spring/summer season kick-off on Saturday, June 13. Take a playful journey high into the trees to find unexpected gifts of a wild forest.

iNaturalist Training Workshop

JUNE 18 – Come to VINS to learn about iNaturalist, a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe.

VT Day – $5 Admission

JUNE 27 – Join us for VT Day at the VINS Nature Center. VINS is offering a special for $5 admission for Vermont residents – take in a live bird program, visit our special exhibits and enjoy the day! 

NH Day – $5 Admission

JUNE 28 – Join us for NH Day at the VINS Nature Center. VINS is offering a special for $5 admission for New Hampshire residents – take in a live bird program, visit our special exhibits and enjoy the day!