Quechee, VT - On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science will offer complimentary admission to all veterans and current service members. Our McKnight Trail and new VINS Forest Canopy Walk are ADA-accessible, and provide ample opportunities to enjoy the forest with all of its unique sights and sounds.
We will offer our full weekend schedule of programs in honor of Veterans Day:
Open 10:00am to 4:00pm
10:30am / Reptile Encounter
11:00am / Raptors Up Close
1:15pm / Raptor Chats
2:00pm / Raptors Up Close
2:45pm / Raptor Feeding Time
We welcome our veteran and active military neighbors to enjoy all that VINS has to offer with deep appreciation for your service.
Simply provide your military identification for complimentary admission.
All activities are included with general admission to the VINS Nature Center, which is $16.50 for adults; $15.50 for seniors (62 and over) and college students (ID required); $14.50 for youth ages 4-17; and free for Members and for children 3 and under. For more information about VINS and the variety of exhibits, programs, and education opportunities offered, please visit www.vinsweb.org or call 802.359.5000.
VINS invites visitors to visit us in Quechee to explore the brand-new Forest Canopy Walk – NOW OPEN! – and our Forest Exhibit, which captures the sights, sounds and smells of a natural forest. Discover how to identify common trees and investigate the amazing diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that call the forest home. Also, explore our Adventure Playscape, a natural place for kids with elements for creative play, fun for all ages.
VINS is a nonprofit, member-supported, education, wild bird rehabilitation, and research organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. VINS’ mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.
Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee Gorge, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, an outdoor playground – Adventure Playscape, classrooms, interpretive and universally accessible nature trails, and the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. VINS places a priority on making high-quality, compelling, and fun environmental learning opportunities accessible to more people and communities through our onsite and outreach nature education programs.