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VINS Nature Center

#2 of 16 things to do in Quechee Features Animals
6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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We spent a very interesting couple of hours with our 2 grandsons, 14 and 10 here from 11 am to 1... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cuttingsville, Vermont
Educational & Fun

Visited VINS while vacationing in the area. We were able to see and learn about a variety of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Middlesex, New Jersey
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VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs! Admission includes entrance to Exhibits, Nature trails, and Avian Rehab in action. Open picnic areas, beverages and snacks are available at the Nature Store. The VINS Nature Center is located 1/2 mile west from the Quechee Gorge.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“birds of prey” (27 reviews)
“bald eagles” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a very interesting couple of hours with our 2 grandsons, 14 and 10 here from 11 am to 1 pm. We happily arrived in time for a 45 minute presentation on the Center and raptors. It included up close looks at 4 fascinating...More

Thank ScottFreeVT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited VINS while vacationing in the area. We were able to see and learn about a variety of raptors. The staff was very nice and patient with all the school children that were there on a class trip. We also walked some of the trails...More

Thank landma1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

VINS was pleasant. Not too many kids being overly noisy. The workers were helpful. We enjoyed watching the raptors and the chicks in the nursery. The walking trails were also nice in that it's relatively flat, short and well shaded. The songbirds were nice too...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved VINS! It was great to have an up close visit with beautiful Birds of Pray. This place is excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank marykempter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic educational facility. The raptor demonstration with Jenny, Jim and feathered friends was the highlight of our visit! Jenny is incredibly knowledgeable and I truly hung on her every word during the fascinating almost hour-long demonstration. I learned so much and got...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Vins..Bird rehab place.A good place to go and see the birds of prey up close.They are open 10am to 5pm 7 days a week.The entrace fee Was $15 for adults and 3 under were free.4-17 years old fee was $13.If you love birds this...More

Thank bluecard21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason, I was thinking this wasn't really a top place I wanted to go on our trip to Quechee Gorge and Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park. I am sooo glad my husband suggested we go, because it actually ended up being my favorite...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Educational and rehab facility. More than a zoo, excellent staff and educational programs. Get up close to the animals.

Thank Louie C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Our stop at VINS Nature Center ended up being one of the highlights of our trip around New England. It's a really great place that does great work rehabilitating birds and giving sanctuary to those who are permanently injured. Everyone on the staff was very...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The VINS Nature Center was a good rainy day activity. We learned a lot about the different birds of prey - and non birds of prey - that they rehab. They have the very best interest of these birds who can no longer survive in...More

Thank L8R
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Mary L
what are the hours of operation and the cost of admission
22 September 2015|
Response from Mb300sr | Reviewed this property |
can't remember. best to google.
Mary L
what hours are they open and what is the cost of admission ?
22 September 2015|
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Response from NHethel | Reviewed this property |
10-5 until Nov. 1 when it switches to 10-4 ADMISSION Adults: $13.50 Seniors (62 plus): $12.50 Youth (4-17): $11.50 Children 3 and under: Free VINS Members: Free
Velora F
My questions are as follows; I. Are photographs allowed? Naturally not using a flash 2 Are the birds easily photographed? 3. Are some of the birds on exhibit not behind wire or glass/Plexiglas enclosures ? I will becoming from the Wesy Coast so want to make the most of my experience. Thank you Jim
12 September 2015|
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Response from jelisel | Reviewed this property |
I could not have said it any better than the answers posted by tajinx. Regardless of the ability to photograph or not, the experience of VINS is worth it. If you choose to have pictures without mesh in them, may I suggest... More