Find a moment to enjoy the peace of nature and come to know the wonder of Vermont birds at a charming, unusual museum in the heart of the state.
The Birds of Vermont Museum’s permanent exhibits show lifelike birds in dioramas of their habitats. Diverse hand-carved wooden birds replicate what can be found in Vermont’s wetlands, forests, and fields, and include nesting species, year-round residents, and winter visitors. Discover Vermont artists in our annually changing art shows,
Live birds often visit the Museum’s feeders. They can be seen or heard during a quiet walk around our pollinator sanctuary or on the trails.
Have only a short time? Relax in the Museum’s treehouse, drop in to our gift shop, observe bees and butterflies in our pollinator sanctuary, or explore just one exhibit (members get free, unlimited admission for one year—perfect for many short trips).
Ready for a longer visit? Most visitors find 1½ to 2 hours is a good amount of time to fully enjoy the bird carvings, art exhibit, and other displays indoors. Pair this with a longer hike on the trails with a friend or family, an outdoor picnic, a special event, a bit of shopping, or a morning bird walk. Kids especially like the Discovery trail, with its hidden objects, and following the seasonally-changing pages on the Story trail. The property welcomes walkers of all ages from sunrise to sundown, and trails wind through 100 acres of diverse habitats. (Please leave dogs, horses, and other animal companions at home.)
Our gift shop offers one-of-a-kind items from Vermont artists, tools for soap carving, nature-related puzzles and gifts, bird-friendly coffee. Children can take home ideas for crafts, coloring sheets, and more, to keep growing their connection to birds.