Visit the Nature Center


Adults: $17.50

Seniors (62 plus): $16.50

College Students: $16.50
(ID Required)

Youth (4-17): $15.00

Children 3 & under: Free
VINS Members: Free

Educators & Veterans:
Receive a $2.00 discount

Nature Center Hours

Accepting injured birds
8am to 4:30pm daily
802.359.5000 x212

Visit the VINS Nature Center

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.

Note: The VINS Nature Center is currently closed out of concern for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will reopen on Monday, June 15.

The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation will continue to receive injured birds from 8:00am – 4:30pm daily. Please call to alert staff that you are bringing an injured bird at 802.359.5000 x212 or after hours x510.


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.

Forest Canopy Walk

Forest Canopy Walk

Group Rates*

Your library, tour bus, club, or organization may qualify for our discounted group rate; $12.50 Adults and $10.50 Youth. The size of a group qualifying for the discounted rate ranges from 12-200 people. Group rates include admission and a live animal program.

For questions or to register, please contact us at 802.359.5000 x221 or fill out the Contact Form.

*EBT and VINS Library Memberships do not apply to group admission.

EBT 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.

By showing your Vermont or New Hampshire EBT or Medicaid card, you can receive admission to the Nature Center and all of its programs for just $5.00 per person.