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VINS Nature Center
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VINS Nature Center features fun exhibits, scavenger hunts, live raptor shows and more!
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Special Events
VINS is always discovering new, fun and creative ways to offer environmental education programming.  Our special events are always family friendly, and we guarantee kids of all ages will learn something new about nature
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Adventure and Discovery
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VINS Nature Camps
The perfect blend of adventure and discovery, VINS Nature Camps offer children preK to 6th grade with an unforgettable summer of hands-on nature. VINS’ diverse selection of nature camps are offered at convenient locations in Vermont and New Hampshire.
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Birthday Parties
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Are you looking for a unique birthday celebration for your child? At VINS Nature Center, your child’s birthday group can experience nature, reptiles and raptors up close. (VINS Nature Center is a great location for adult birthday parties too).
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Celebrate in our New Forest Exhibit:
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Cost: $300 (20 people max capacity)
Hours: 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm
Available seven days a week, year round.
Note: Live Animal Encounter* and Nature Center Exploration** included.
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Celebrate in our Private Party Room or Tent:
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Cost: $300 (20 people included; $12 each additional guest)
Hours: 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm
Available seven days a week, year round.
Note: Live Animal Encounter* and Nature Center Exploration** included.
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Add a Program
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In addition to the Private Party Room, enjoy unique, educational programs exclusively for your group! Mix and match any of the program options below for your party:
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*Live Animal Encounter
This first-hand encounter with a live falcon, hawk, owl, turtle or snake will focus on the natural history, ecology and adaptations of these amazing animals. This 15-20 minute program is an unforgettable experience.
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**Nature Center Exploration
Take advantage of the exciting raptor enclosures, trails, exhibits and a public programs at the VINS Nature Center.
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Caw, Caw, Crafty!
From owl masks to balancing butterflies, enjoy a hands-on, age appropriate, educational craft led by a VINS educator.
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Cost: $75
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Awesome Owl Pellet Dissection
Do you know what VINS’ owls eat? Discover and dissect owl pellets, the indigestible bones and fur from their food, in this captivating activity.
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Cost: $75
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Reservations
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All reservations must be made two weeks in advance and are subject to availability of staff and facilities. Full payment is required at the time of reservation.
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You may change your reservation up to seven days before the party. Party host is responsible for all food, drinks, ice, cakes, paper products and table covers. Please no balloons or noise makers for the safety of our animals. VINS will provide a preferred vendor list to assist with your planning.
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Contact us for reservations and availability or call our Lead Experience Navigator at 802.359.5000 x221.
 
 
 
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