1 College StreetBurlington, VT, 05401Phone: 802-864-1848
Discover 60 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles, over 100 hands-on experiences, traveling exhibits, and the Awesome Forces Theater. Live animal feedings. The 2.2-acre site also includes the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, Eclectic Gift Shop, and seasonal café. Hours: Year-round, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults over age 18, $12.50; seniors over age 60 and students, $10.50; children age 3-17, $9.50.
Exhibits feature carvings of over 450 species of birds, including an archaeopteryx and other extinct and endangered species. There is a wild bird observation area, as well as nature trails, carving demonstrations and a gift shop. Hours: Summer (May-Oct.) Weds-Sun 10am - 4pm, Mon-Tues by appointment. Winter (Nov.-Apr.) By appointment only. Admission: Adults $7; Seniors $6; Ages 3-17 $3.50. Members always free. Please call for group rates.
U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10Shelburne, VT, 05482Phone: 802-985-3346
This super-cool museum on the edge of Lake Champlain is filled with unusual attractions that are sure to entertain every person in the family. Kids and parents will love the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Ticonderoga, which was a workhourse of passenger and cargo transportation on the lake for decades in the 19th century. Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s most eclectic museums of art, Americana, and design, displaying 150,000 objects on 45 acres in 25 historic New England buildings. There's even a lighthouse. A full day of family fun waits here.
9 Church StreetSt. Albans, VT, 05478Phone: 802-527-7933
The museum building is the former Franklin County Grammar School. The three-story Renaissance revival style structure was completed in 1861 and was used for public education until 1969. Museum features a military room, railroad room, civil war exhibit, and local exhibits. 2022 Hours: Open May 18 - October 15, Wednesdays & Fridays 11am - 4pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm.