Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center, Quechee

4.6
#1 of 19 in Wildlife in Vermont
VINS was founded in 1972 by a small group of people who had fought to clean up the polluted Ottauquechee River. In 1987, VINS opened the nationally-renowned Vermont Raptor Center in Woodstock. The Woodstock location outgrew its space and relocated to Quechee in 2004.



Today, VINS offers engaging environmental education programs and services designed for a wide audience. These programs combine environmental science concepts with hands-on exploration to build empathy for nature and empower individuals to care for local natural ecosystems.
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  • The Canopy Walk just opened today. Fun for kids. Many rehabilitated birds of prey to see. Live animal talks go on at different times of day. Good for an educational field trip.  more »
  • This nature center has many many birds of prey. They are kept in large cages. During the day there were live demonstrations and everyone enjoyed that. You could see the birds up close.  more »

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