Science and Nature Centers in Central Vermont

Montshire Museum of Science - Norwich, VT
Montshire Museum of Science

One Montshire Road Norwich, VT, 05055 Phone: 802-649-2200

This personal, warm, and intimate museum brims with enthusiasm for science and for sharing a love of science. Lots of hands-on exhibit and activities -- both in the building and outdoors -- demonstrate and perform principles of science and physics. The outdoor area offers walking trails and teaching exhibits adjacent to the trails. Science Park features water exhibits during the summer.
Read a detailed description, including information on hours and admission, at our Vermont museums page.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - Vergennes, VT
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

4472 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2022

The science and natural history of Lake Champlain is a large part of the offerings of this museum, which also describes the military and industrial history of this northern Vermont region. Twelve exhibition buildings, a functioning forge, and a replica gunboat gives adults and kids plenty of range and variety to see and explore at this fascinating regional museum.
Hours: Late May to mid-October, Daily 10am - 4pm. Admission is free.
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS) Nature Center - Quechee, VT
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS) Nature Center

6565 Woodstock Road (Route 4) Quechee, VT, 05059 Phone: 802-359-5000

Outdoor exhibits of owls, eagles, falcons and other birds of prey, flight demonstrations, ecology programs about the landscape and wildlife of Vermont, walking trails, and a nature shop featuring science kits, field guides, binoculars, toys and gifts.
Hours: Year-round, Open Daily 10am - 5pm.; Wild Bird Rehab Area is currently closed.
Admission: Adults $18; Seniors, College Students, Educators and Veterans $17, Ages 4-17, $15, Members and 3 & Under Free.
New England Maple Museum - Pittsford, VT
New England Maple Museum

4578 US Route 7 Pittsford, VT, 05763 Phone: 802-483-9414

Learn the science of how maple syrup is extracted from sugar maple trees, from bark to evaporator. See demos of sap collecting and syrup making. Taste the results!