MEET OUR ANIMALS AND
CHECK OUT OUR
NATURAL HISTORY DISPLAYS!
The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum was founded around the Historic Luman Nelson Natural History Collection. With over 600 mounted specimens of native northeastern birds and mammals, close to 250 species are represented. This is the largest collection of its kind in Vermont . In addition to the Natural History exhibit, the Museum houses a northeastern Mineralogy Collection, Live Animal exhibits and presents educational programs on site and around the region.
If you find an injured wild animal be sure to get it to a veterinarian or licensed wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible.
Since 1998 the Museum has housed a small collection of non-releasable birds of prey. They represent a sample of the types of birds you can see living wild in New England and are the stars of our educational programming.