Visit the VINS Nature Center

Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

Wild Bird Rehab is Open
Accepting Calls Only
802.359.5000 x212
8am to 4pm

General Admission

Adults: $19.50

Youth (4-17): $16.50
(Must be accompanied by an adult)

VINS Members: Free
Children 3 & under: Free

Visit the VINS Nature Center

General Admission Tickets*

*We highly recommend prepurchasing your admission tickets. We welcome all walk-ins. If you are a VINS Member, please show your Membership digital card and a photo ID when you arrive at the Nature Center.

To use a Medicaid Card or your Library's VINS Membership Card, please show your card and purchase tickets upon entry.

By showing your valid VT or NH EBT card you can receive $5 per person in your household up to two adults and two youth, children 3 and under are free. (P-EBT cards are not part of this discount program).

All exhibits (including the Forest Canopy Walk) are included with general admission.

All outdoor exhibits are open: Raptors, Songbird Aviary, Adventure Playscape, Nature Trails, and the amazing Forest Canopy Walk. Our indoor exhibits are open: Birds Are Dinosaurs, Forest Exhibit, and Reptile Room.

Book a Group Visit, Field Trip, or Scout Trip at a discounted rate.

Book a Private Experience (available in-person or virtually).

Celebrate your Birthday Party at the VINS Nature Center.

General Admission Tickets*

Adults: $19.50

Youth (4-17): $16.50
(Must be accompanied by an adult)

VINS Members: Free
Children 3 & under: Free

*We highly recommend prepurchasing your admission tickets. We welcome all walk-ins. If you are a VINS Member, please show your Membership digital card and a photo ID when you arrive at the Nature Center.

To use a Medicaid Card or your Library's VINS Membership Card, please show your card and purchase tickets upon entry.

By showing your valid VT or NH EBT card you can receive $5 per person in your household up to two adults and two youth, children 3 and under are free. (P-EBT cards are not part of this discount program).

All exhibits (including the Forest Canopy Walk) are included with general admission.

All outdoor exhibits are open: Raptors, Songbird Aviary, Adventure Playscape, Nature Trails, and the amazing Forest Canopy Walk. Our indoor exhibits are open: Birds Are Dinosaurs, Forest Exhibit, and Reptile Room.

Book a Group Visit, Field Trip, or Scout Trip at a discounted rate.

Book a Private Experience (available in-person or virtually).

Celebrate your Birthday Party at the VINS Nature Center.

Ian Clark Loon

Artist Exhibition – Ian Clark

Yoga in the Canopy

Yoga in the Canopy

Lynn Adams

Artist Exhibition – Lynn Adams

We offer relevant environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partner with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operate New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center.

The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation continues to receive injured birds from 8:00am – 4:00pm daily. Please call to alert staff that you are bringing an injured bird at 802.359.5000 x212 or after hours x510.

Accessibility

The VINS Nature Center campus is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Spend some time on our nature trails - the McKnight Trail and the Forest Canopy Walk are ADA-accessible, allowing visitors of all abilities and ages to experience the outdoors and get eye level with the treetops.

Pet Policy

The VINS Nature Center does not allow pets beyond the admissions area. Pets are permitted only in the parking lot and must be on a leash. Please pickup after your pet. Pets should not be left in a vehicle if the air temperature is above 70°F. If an animal is found without adequate care, barking incessantly, acting in an aggressive manner, or showing other signs of stress, the visitor will be contacted by staff and may be asked to leave. Trained service animals will be admitted to the VINS Nature Center.*

*Due to the lack of physical barriers between Aviary birds and guests, Service Animals are not permitted inside the Songbird Aviary.

Photo/Video Consent Policy

By purchasing or reserving tickets to visit the VINS Nature Center, you consent to having your photograph and/or video taken during your visit. These images may be used for promotional purposes by the VINS Nature Center without any compensation or further notice. If you do not want any images of you or your children used by VINS, let a Staff Member know upon your arrival.
Forest Canopy Walk

Forest Canopy Walk

EBT & Medicaid Program*

VINS is committed to offering quality environmental education experiences to all, regardless of financial ability. Because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of our Nature Center, we offer reduced admission to those who need it most.

  • Only Vermont or New Hampshire EBT cards are accepted.
  • By showing your valid VT or NH EBT card you can receive $5 per person in your household up to two adults and two youth, children 3 and under are free.
  • By showing your Medicaid card you will receive $5 admission.

*Please show your EBT or Medicaid card upon entry to the Nature Center.