Museum Hours: Open daily 
10:00am - 4:00pm

Closed for the holidays: 12/26


Due to an increase in COVID-19 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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Your museum experience awaits . . .

Here at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum we are proud to display one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology, and natural history exhibits. The Museum experience also includes a variety of educational programs and public events. Additionally, nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails allows for family fun and adventure to continue outside all year long!

Outdoor explorations near the Museum
Seeing a Barred Owl is always a delight!
The Museum's Eastern screech owls
Teaching in the woods
Mountain lion on exhibit
Humphrey the box turtle
Some of the Museum's exhibits

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


Support for the Museum goes towards educational programs, maintenance and improvements to our facility, and care for our live animals.

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Our programs use live animals, outdoor exploration, audio-visual components, and hands-on activities to bring science and the nature of Vermont alive!

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We host public and pop-up events throughout the year at various locations. Check out our events calendar for our current lineup.

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