While VINs has, saves, and rehabilitates all types of birds, their assemblage of raptors is the most impressive. Birds that can be rehabilitated are, after careful handling, returned to the wild. Those that are too handicapped are kept for the edification and entertainment of visitors. Most of the admission fee goes toward support and rehabilitation of the birds. The majority of knowledgeable staff are volunteers who receive little or no pay. Lectures are excellent and the readiness of the staff to address questions cannot be faulted. One young woman giving a demonstration was a biology major planning to be an ornithologist. I suspect there may have been others similarly inclined.
In addition to the exhibits, there are plenty of trails including one that is wheelchair accessible. In the winter, trails are still open and one can snowshoe or cross-country ski along them all the way to the Quechee Gorge. The center even rents out snowshoes for $3 a pair.