Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Dover

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#12 of 12 in Wildlife in Vermont
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  • Got to confess, I find this place slightly creepy, but my kids love it. We went almost by accident on our last trip to Vermont and they begged to go back this time, so we did. It's taxidermy central b...  more »
  • Definitely not a modern museum, but we were able to see close up birds that we had seen from a distance in the wild and the exhibits provide quite of bit of information. For $5 it didn't kill the budg...  more »
  • We've stopped here before for the gift shop for the view and purchase of some cheese and local liquor. Our last trip here we were looking for the museum but didn't realize until yesterday access to th...  more »
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  • My 2.5 year old jumped up and down yelling, “I like this place,” and “whoa, what’s that?” He was enthralled. I was surprised he enjoyed it so much as it is not the most interactive place and there isn’t much to do beside look at displays. He loved it, though. We’ve been talking about birds, bears, owls and turtles for days.
  • I don't know why people are so hard on this place. An unassuming exterior led to a sprawling 3 levels of taxidermy, just about every species I can imagine. Birds, bugs, mammals, some live reptiles, a hilarious chronically angry turtle, and so on. We spent about two hours here on a rainy day, didn't even get to the trails. There are a few rescue birds there, but it's not a zoo. Hard to feel sorry for a creature that is taken care of that wouldn't live a week in the wild. 5 Stars for the effort. Give it a chance. Appreciate the years of labor and attention that go into something like this.
  • My daughters loved this place. It's basically a ton of taxidermy and then some live birds in a sanctuary area. One of the bird keepers was there and spent a ton of time telling us stories and information about the birds. Great spot for pre school and elementary aged kids who like science or animals.
  • Great organization. They offer excellent presentations with animals and are willing to travel to your school/library, etc. Mike is great with the kids and an excellent presenter.
  • Very creepy and smelly. The live screech and saw whet owl are in lame small indoor cages, it was hurtful to watch. It smelled badly we felt so sorry for them

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