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VINS Nature Center

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Address: 6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
Phone Number: +1 802-359-5000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs!...

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.

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Had a wonderful visit. The live raptor show was great. The hosts were very knowledgeable and made our visit special. We learned a lot and were able to get up close with the the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rexford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit. The live raptor show was great. The hosts were very knowledgeable and made our visit special. We learned a lot and were able to get up close with the the raptors. Totally recommend a visit if you are anywhere near it.

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Cavendish, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great time our family had at Vins. My grand daughter learned so much about the forest and the birds of prey. She was one of the first to go through the new forest exhibition and find a fairy. The Fairy Godmother was so caring and helpful. Jay her helper was very nice and helpful. The raptor show, headed... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times over the years and it never fails to delight us. First of all, we love that the raptors are being cared for and cared for so well. Everyone involved in this operation clearly loves birds and wants you to too. They are as knowledgable about their charges as they are gentle with them.... More 

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Thank BostonJudith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of two adults, one senior, and two grade school aged children stopped at VINS to explore this morning. Admission was $67 for the group. We saw everything there was to see, which at a moderate, un-rushed pace took 35 minutes. The various birds were beautiful and can be seen at close range. Each has a biography listed; many... More 

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Thank Colin T
Williamstown, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went this most recent time in a class field trip. My daughter especially enjoyed the birds are dunosaurs exhibit. We went back three times! It was fascinating to see the birds up close. Vins rehabilitates injured birds. The raptor show was very interesting and kept a group of first graders and their parents and teachers. Very interested. I have... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in and we thought the entrance fee was a little high BUT on the way out we added a donation. The grounds and buildings were so well-kept and the presentation about the raptors was just excellent and the 2 young people who did the presentation were so knowledgeable we were just enthralled. They stayed and answered questions as... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

First of all, I like birds, so take that into consideration. VINS rehabilitates raptors and houses those that can no longer live in the wild. Some if their residents have heart-breaking stories. VINS emplyees Nicole and Ethan, gave a fascinating presentation with 4 of their birds.

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Brooklawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Presentations on raptor birds by articulate and informed staff. You will see about thirty birds, some are as interested in you as you are in them (BALD EAGLES!) VINS has an exhibit the details modern theories of how some dinosaurs evolved into modern Birds. All but a small handful of the birds at this location are injured and would not... More 

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MONTREAL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing visit at VINS. We got there late afternoon so we didn't get to walk the trails very much (no big deal since we will probably return..yes, it was that awesome). The birds live in beautiful big and well maintained enclosures. My son enjoyed their little scavenger hunt and we all learnt alot from the bird in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I don't know why this place is not rated higher. We went during a family vacation with our teenage kids and I would go back in a heartbeat. We saw the raptors show and it was amazing. The two trainers were great. The leader - Nicole- especially was amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable and super entertaining. If you are in the area,... More 

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