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The Museum is Open

Seven Days per Week

10:00 - 4:00

Due to an increase in COVID cases in the area,  Museum staff and volunteers will be masked. We ask visitors to wear masks and/or socially distance as well. 

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Southern Vermont Natural History Museum!


The Mission of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum is to 

inspire stewardship and appreciation of the natural world through engaging educational experiences. Our vision is of  a community committed to a life-long personal relationship with nature and environmental conservation. 


The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.

The Museum is a 501(c)3 Not-for-profit institution.  All of the Museums funding comes from program fees, admissions, grants, and your generous donations.

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"We look forward to visiting the museum every year on our vacation! We love to see how many more birds from your collection we’ve seen on our hikes."


April A. and John D. RI


Open 10:00-4:00

Wednesday through Monday

Private visits available by appointment on Tuesdays

Schedule a Guided Tour any time!

(minimum 24 hour notice required)  


Adults:  $5.00

Seniors:  $3.00


Kids 5 - 12:  $2.00


Kids 4 and under:  Free 


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