Trip Planner USA  /  Vermont  /  Hartford  /  Quechee  /  Wildlife Areas  /  VINS Nature Center

VINS Nature Center, Quechee

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
VINS Nature Center is located in Quechee. Take a look at our Hartford travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to VINS Nature Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • my wife and I stay exclusively in Woodstock, Vermont when we travel to Vermont. For years we have passed by VINS but never stopped. What a mistake. the afternoon was peaceful, delightfully temperate a...  read more »
  • We recently stayed near Quechee Gorge, which is a beautiful place a few miles from Woodstock, Vermont and discovered VINS just a few hundred yards away from the gorge itself, quite by accident. We tho...  read more »
  • We have been members of VINS since it was founded, back in the early 70s, in a small place in Woodstock, VT. The Queechee buildings and flight areas are much larger than the original, and the place is...  read more »
  • What an incredible honor it was yesterday to visit the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, known as VINS! It's not what you'd think by it's name; it's about Raptors (eagles, hawks, owls and other VT wild birds only.) It's a welcoming place to visit and has a number of great exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day in addition to wonderful winding trails, a hospital for injured birds as well as very well kept large outside enclosures for these tremendously beautiful large birds. You wanna talk about being up close and personal, this is the place. You're never further than just feet away from these beautiful birds. The snowy owl was crazy gorgeous as was the barred and other owls. The variety of hawks, golden and bald eagles was absolutely incredible! Alexa put on a terrific and informative demonstration with an injured yet recouperating Kestrel and Hawk. It was so very inspiring all the good work they do there! Tons of volunteers inside and outside ensure that injured VT wild birds or abandoned young birds are given the very best of care and chances to return back to to the wild to live long healthy lives. It's a phenomenal network. Another wonderful aspect of VINS is if you're a person or family residing in either NH or VT who has an EBT or Medicaid card, they only charge you $2.00 instead of the regular price of $14.50. Thank you so very much for making our visit possible! We will positively be returning again during perhaps the fall or winter season.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Love seeing all the different raptors. Don't miss a raptor talk. very informative!
  • This place is amazing! They rehabilitate and care for raptors here. There is a wealth of information available as well. We picked up the plans for a barred owl nesting box and built one when we got home. I can't wait to go back.
  • A fun afternoon looking at many bird wildlife, a museum display on dinosaurs and some lovely nature trails by the river. Probably a half day.
  • Hello Fantastic place even thou they were still doing there Fall/Winter Class. I hardly wait for . I have been to Arizona Desert Museum. I like Alexus, and here Assistant was very informative. I enjoyed it so much I will see you in the summer !!
Nearby Attractions