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In addition to our public programs we also do private events. Email

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lupine festival

albany pine bush preserve, albany, ny

may 21st

11:30 am and 1:00pm

Join us at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center for their 2022 Lupine Fest. We will be presenting live animals at 11:30 and 1:00 but the fun and excitement goes all day!  Plenty of interesting things to see and learn about as well as food, music and a unique ecosystem. Visit the Pine Bush website for more information

co-creating art with the land as a guide

mountainside center, marlboro, vt

june 4th

Join artist Margaret Shipman on a creative adventure to guide you in collaboration with a wild Vermont woodland to make art. These workshops stand alone - no previous workshop or experience making art necessary. This three and a half hour workshop will meander around the 200+ acres of woods surrounding the Museum's new Mountainside Center in Marlboro VT and end with outdoor “studio” time.

Museum Managing Director, Michael Clough, will be on hand to answer nature questions (and keep us from getting lost!).

Journals and pencils provided. Limited spots available. $50 per student.

Click here to register on-line

Margaret Shipman is a Southern Vermont artist focusing on the connection between art, nature, and spirituality. Her current painting series, Forgotten Lands and Roadside Weeds, explores the hidden history of the fields and woods we take for granted as well as the rich gifts of the largely ignored wild things growing there. Her paintings are available for purchase at DaVallia Gallery in Chester, Vermont and on her website

vermont raptors

equinox resort, manchester, vt

june 4th


We're back at the Equinox for another summer of great conversation and live animals. Get up close and personal with Hawks, falcons and owls in this engaging encounter with the birds of prey.  Museum educators will give you an up close look at non-releasable birds, share some great information and take time to hear your stories and answer your questions.

remarkable reptile day

vins, quechee, vt

june 11th


Join us at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science for a day celebrating all things reptiles! From turtle shells to snake smells, you will discover the amazing world of reptile adaptations with up close encounters, hands-on activities, crafts and more! Visit the VINS website to learn more, it is guaranteed to be a remarkable Reptile Day!

In an effort to keep connected with our friends and patrons in this time of Physical Distancing we are offering remote programming via the platform of your choice.  If you would like to sponsor a public livestream or schedule a private remote program contact us!  We are also able to offer most of our programming at your outdoor location.  Contact us to learn more or schedule a program.

Museum program income is a significant part of covering our operating costs.  Thank you for your continued support.