List of nature centers in Vermont

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Vermont.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Birds of Vermont Museum Huntington Chittenden Burlington Metro 100-acre bird sanctuary, displays almost 500 bird woodcarvings created by Bob Spear, a Vermont naturalist and master woodcarver
Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center West Brattleboro Windham Southern website, 100 acres with 2 miles of trails
Branbury State Park Salisbury Addisob West Central 69 acres, center open seasonally
Brighton State Park Island Pond Essez Northeast Kingdom Center open seasonally
Burton Island State Park St. Albans Bay Franklin Burlington Metro 253 acres, accessible only by boat, park and center open seasonally
Button Bay State Park Vergennes Addison West Central 253 acres, center open seasonally
Coolidge State Park Plymouth Windsor Southern Recreation centerpiece of the 21,500-acre Calvin Coolidge State Forest, park and center open seasonally
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Burlington Chittenden Burlington Metro Natural history, maritime history and ecology of Lake Champlain, features lake aquarium displays
Green Mountain Audubon Center Huntington Chittenden Burlington Metro website, 255 acres, operated by Audubon Vermont
Groton Nature Center Groton Caledonia Northeast Kingdom Located in Groton State Forest, over 26,000 acres, center open seasonally
Hazen's Notch Association Montgomery Franklin Green Mountains website, conservation, education and trails in the Hazen's Notch area
Keewaydin Environmental Education Center Salisbury Addison West Central website, residential environmental education programs
Jamaica State Park Jamaica Windham Southern 772 acres, park and center open seasonally
Lake Carmi State Park Enosburg Falls Franklin Burlington Metro 482 acres, park and center open seasonally
Lamoille County Nature Center Morristown Lamoille North Central website, 40 acres, operated by the Lamoille County Conservation District
Little River State Park Waterbury Washington Central Park and center open seasonally, located on the 850-acre Waterbury Reservoir
Mad River Glen Fayston Washington Central Features the Kent Thomas Nature Center with nature history exhibits and environmental education programs
Montshire Museum of Science Norwich Windsor Southern Natural history and science exhibits, outdoor and water exhibits, 100 acres
The Nature Museum at Grafton Grafton Windham Southern website, exhibits about area plants, animals, and geology, operates the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder Visitor Center in the summer
North Branch Nature Center Montpelier Washington Central website, 28 acres
NorthWoods Stewardship Center East Charleston Orleans Northeast Kingdom website, 1,500 acres, educational, research and conservation service organization
One World Conservation Center Bennington Bennington Southern website, 96 acres
Shelburne Farms Shelburne Chittenden Burlington Metro 1,400-acre working farm, 10 miles of trails, children's farmyard, historic farm buildings, farm and environmental programs
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum Marlboro Windham Southern 600 acres, natural history exhibits on minerals and geology, native animals, live birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles and native fish species
Vermont Institute of Natural Science Quechee Windsor Southern Features live raptor enclosures, bird programs, songbird aviary, interactive, natural science exhibits, wildlife rehabilitation facility


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