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Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) mission: motivating individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

Our programs and services engage and instill in people of all backgrounds a desire to care for the wildlife and diverse natural habitats they encounter in their daily lives.

Visit our 47-acre Nature Center for an immersive outdoor experience that is both educational and exciting. Walk through the treetops on the new Forest Canopy Walk (ADA accessible), get up close with rehabilitated, non-releasable songbirds and birds of prey with our live bird programs and state-of-the-art exhibits, learn about wild bird rehabilitation, and commune with the natural world on our ¾ mile interpretive nature trails along the Ottauquechee river, adventure playscape, Dinosaur and Forest exhibits during your visit to VINS.

  • Adults: $17.50
  • Seniors (62 plus): $16.50
  • College Students: $16.50 (ID Required)
  • Youth (4-17): $15.00
  • Children 3 & under: Free
  • Educators & Veterans: Receive a $2.00 discount

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149 Natures Way
Quechee, VT 05059

Phone: 802-359-5000