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

4.7
#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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  • This facility rescues injured birds -- primarily raptors, although they had a pair of ravens and a songbird aviary also. Birds that can't be successfully returned to the wild are given a home in one o...  more »
  • Always a favorite with the many birds and exhibits, this location has really upped its game with its new CANOPY WALK through the trees. It is only 1 of 4 in the whole country and provides an amazing e...  more »
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