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VINS Nature Center

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6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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A beautiful sanctuary

VINS is a beautiful sanctuary that does amazing work. The presentation with the raptors is always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LakeWinniFiddy
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Birds of Prey/ Raptor Rehabilitation

This organization rehabilitates injured birds of prey and releases them back into the wild. In... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
maisonettetextiles
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New York City, New York
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VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs! Admission includes entrance to Exhibits, Nature trails, and Avian Rehab in action. Open picnic areas, beverages and snacks are available at the Nature Store. The VINS Nature Center is located 1/2 mile west from the Quechee Gorge.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“birds of prey” (32 reviews)
“bald eagles” (15 reviews)
“beautiful birds” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
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+1 802-359-5000
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"birds of prey"
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"bald eagles"
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"beautiful birds"
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"snowy owl"
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"natural science"
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"rehab center"
in 7 reviews
"live birds"
in 5 reviews
"permanent residents"
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"educational programs"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable staff"
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"on display"
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"bird lovers"
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"admission fee"
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"money goes"
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"harris hawk"
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"children and adults"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

VINS is a beautiful sanctuary that does amazing work. The presentation with the raptors is always interesting and informative. We visited at the same time as a very well behaved class of third graders, and it was fun to see their interest and enthusiasm. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This organization rehabilitates injured birds of prey and releases them back into the wild. In addition, they have a display of birds which can't be released and can be viewed close up. Many of the birds are from the North and West of the United...More

Thank maisonettetextiles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just completed a field trip to VINS with a whole bunch of third graders. They absolutely loved every aspect of VINS. They learned all about native birds this year, especially owl so they enjoyed seeing all the live birds and the presentation. If you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, VT on a recent visit to Woodstock, VT as its a short drive. The center is an environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization. Raptor enclosures provide information on the raptors within, many had...More

Thank ctp1513
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meet a Raptor at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. No, not the singer type, the bird type of Raptor. Located in Quechee Vermont on Woodstock Rd, VINS featured different species of Birds of Prey known as Raptors. Hawks, Falcons, Owls, and others you can...More

Thank Limulus49
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! The volunteer educators were extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun and engaging. Such a wonderful variety of raptors all with a story well-relayed by the staff. Can’t wait to go back again, kudos to a place with an admirable mission and state...More

Thank kerry s
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

We took our six year old daughter here this past week. She is extremely interested about birds and especially raptors. The staff at VINS do a great job in rehabilitating the birds that they encounter, and take great care of those that cannot be released...More

Thank RandKNH
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

In summary, we had a great visit here. We saw some birds up close and had a chance to hear a lot about some of the birds and ask questions with some educators. That being said, the price is just too high. I could see...More

Thank soxskier
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The Vins nature center is a great opportunity to see some incredible birds up close. I think the Snow Owl was posing for pictures! The nature center site is beautiful and worth visiting on its own.

Thank William B
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Learned a great deal. Saw owls and captors up close. Great experience. Not a very diverse crowd though.

Thank Valerie D
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Mary L
September 21, 2015|
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can't remember. best to google.
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10-5 until Nov. 1 when it switches to 10-4 ADMISSION Adults: $13.50 Seniors (62 plus): $12.50 Youth (4-17): $11.50 Children 3 and under: Free VINS Members: Free
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I could not have said it any better than the answers posted by tajinx. Regardless of the ability to photograph or not, the experience of VINS is worth it. If you choose to have pictures without mesh in them, may I suggest... More
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