Science & Nature in Southern Vermont

southern vermont natural history museum
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

7599 Route 9 East West Marlboro, VT, 05363 Phone: 802-464-0048

This natural history museum is located at the Hogback Mountain and, here, you and your family can take a deep dive into hundreds of specimens of native New England birds and mammals. Bonus: you can go hiking and biking on land right next to the museum.
Hours: Open daily 10am - 4pm.
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $3, Kids 5-12 $2, 4 and Under Free.
Sculpture Trails at Southern Vermont Art Center - Manchester, VT
Trails at the Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive Manchester, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-1405

The Southern Vermont Arts Center loop trail leads to many hikes. You may follow the loop to the Equinox Pond for a relaxing afternoon, or make the day of it and hike to the summit of Equinox Mountain, to enjoy panoramic views of Manchester and the surrounding area. See the heading Sculpture Park & Trails at this page.
Merck Forest and Farmland Center - Rupert, VT
Merck Forest & Farmland Center

3270 VT Route 315 Rupert, VT, 05768 Phone: 802-394-7836

Merck Forest is open to the public free every day year-round. This conservation area includes forests, a farm, hiking trails, and camping. Educators offer workshop programs for children and adults on many topics of ecology. Events include pick your own flowers and vegetables, farm tours, meet the bees, mushrooming, and harvest day.
American Museum of Fly Fishing - Manchester, VT
American Museum of Fly Fishing

4070 Main Street - US Route 7A Manchester, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-3300

At this homage to fly fishing, fans and practitioners can see a huge collection of angling art gear. Enjoy galleries, historic information, a gift shop and more.
Hours: June to October: Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 4pm ; November to May: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Admission: Adults $5; Children 5-14 $3.