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Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

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A lot to like and learn here.

Many birds displayed tastefully. Lots to learn. Also many live animals that allow you to be up... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Not what I expected but I learned a bit and had fun

Definitely not a modern museum, but we were able to see close up birds that we had seen from a... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
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Museum devoted to Southern Vermont's wildlife.
7599 VT Route 9 West Marlboro, Dover, VT 05363
+1 802-464-0048
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Was very excited to finally visit this museum but we were pretty disappointed. It is dark and poorly lit and the exhibits look like they haven’t been touched in decades. The floors slant downhill and there are lots of stairs. The live birds downstairs really...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

I visited here with the family, including our 14 month old, on a rainy summer day. The museum was larger than expected and ADORABLE. They have typical natural history-type displays, as well as living rehabilitated wildlife. The little one enjoyed strolling around. We spent 1.5...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

My boyfriend and I were leaving to head home to Connecticut when we researched this museum. I was out of breath as we came upon this INCREDIBLE cliff-side mountain view where the museum is. This museum is VERY IMPORTANT for a number of reasons, one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

When on a trip through Vermont, my friend and I stopped at the Hogback Mountain gift shop for the views and the maple syrup. When we noticed the Natural History Museum inside the store, we decided to check it out. What a total shock! There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chaffin4
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My husband and I enjoy stopping at the Hogback Mountain gift shop every fall. Beyond the absolutely spectacular views, it's a nice mid distance stop with fun gift shop novelties inside. (Including snacks and drinks!) This year our two sons came with us (9 and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We visit tested yesterday and it blew us away! Hundreds of stuffed animals collected over the last 100 years, including birds, bear, lynx, cougar...then downstairs we view the Live animal exhibits. A beautiful pair of Bald Eagles, several owl varieties, and even a pair of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is a museum that looks small from the road, but it is way bigger and better than I anticipated. It covers three levels. My husband and I really liked it. It consists of a collection of Vermont, New Hampshire and northern New England birds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kay T
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Many birds displayed tastefully. Lots to learn. Also many live animals that allow you to be up close and personal. Really a great place to visit. We were told that they might be moving to a bigger place which would be a bonus.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Got to confess, I find this place slightly creepy, but my kids love it. We went almost by accident on our last trip to Vermont and they begged to go back this time, so we did. It's taxidermy central but the live birds are fun...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Definitely not a modern museum, but we were able to see close up birds that we had seen from a distance in the wild and the exhibits provide quite of bit of information. For $5 it didn't kill the budget. The live birds were neat...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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