Arts & Culture
Ages: 1 and up
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more than 70 species of live animal ambassadors, more than 100 interactive exhibits, and the new learning-through-play preschool space “Champ Lane.” This innova...more»
Ages: 3 - 14+
Davis Studio was founded in 2003 by director, Teresa Davis. They are committed to creating an atmosphere that fosters the imagination and nurtures creativity. Each student is respected as an artist with his or her own unique style and unlimited potential.
A wide range of classes and camps are offered for students to explore artistic possibilities. They offer a selection of after school and Saturday classes throughout the school year. ...more»
Ages: 0 and up
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has hands-on exhibits and learning adventures for all ages. It showcases the rich history of the Lake Champlain region and its people.
They have a large collection of original small watercraft built over the last 150 years and the largest collection of wooden shipwrecks in North America. Your children can even climb aboard the Philadelphia II, A full-scale replica of working Revolutionary War g...
Ages: 0 - 14+
This hands-on museum offers many exciting indoor exhibits that focus on the natural and physical sciences, ecology and technology. Step outside the museum to experience the many outdoor exhibits that teach children about the solar system, New England insects, birds and more. But not to missed are the water exhibits that are centered around the Rill, a 250-foot long watercourse where visitors can manipulate dams and sluices to chang...more»
Ages: 2 and up
Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour
Vermont’s international, award-winning, traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 11 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. Featured on the Disney Channel, The New York Times called Smirkus “exuberant” and “joyful.” Fun for the whole family! See website for current performance dates and venues.
Summer Camps (ages 5-18)
An incredible Vermont summer of circus fun...
Ages: 2 - 14+
Wingspan Studio offers the most inspiring programs in the Arts, French and Nature.
The wonders of the natural world, art, culture, and French, oh la la!, are woven seamlessly together. Wingspan Studio carefully balances artistic process and final product with self-direction and instruction. The goal is to intentionally make space for critical thinking, confidence and creativity to blossom. French is integrated naturally through activ...more»
Ages: 0 and up
Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds. The museum’s collection includes works by the great Impressionists Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas as well as a prized collection...more»
Ages: 1 and up
The Flynn Center plays an important role in our community by offering a full range of cultural and educational experiences for visitors of all ages. These are just some of the programs at the Flynn:
- Flynn MainStage Series - Broadway, theater, dance and family performaces
- Student Matinee Series for K-12
- FlynnArts - a year-round program of performance arts classes in dance, theater, and music for kids, teens and adults
- Summer Camps -ages...
Ages: 0 - 3
Music for Sprouts is a Music and Movement program for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers. Vermont musician, Chris Dorman (mister chris), teaches classes in the cozy bakery space of community farm, Bread & Butter Farm. With the smell of fresh baked bread lingering in the air they jump right in to activities that inspire laughter, wonder, and warmth between parents, and caregivers, and their children. Chris writes original musi...more»
Ages: 5 - 14+
Programs at The Shelburne Craft School
We are a big happy creative family here, and during the summer we open our studios up to the next generation of makers and crafts-persons. Our small, customized camps are created with age-appropriate projects that support our campers in developing skills, confidence, and creating beautiful objects. We’ve been passing down the heritage of hand-made for over 70 years, and we hope that ...more»
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