Ages: 0 and up
Cost: See website for pricing - Admission changes seasonally
Parking: Yes - Free
Features: Restrooms, Changing Tables, Snack Stand
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 of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts.
In August, 2013 Shelburne Museum will open a new center for art and education with space for galleries, a classroom and auditorium that will open the museum year-round for the first time.
Special programs for families and kids include hands-on learning, storytimes, daily demonstrations and evening events.
Hours & Admission Prices change Seasonally - please check here for current information.
Reviewed on 03/18/2008
I took some out of town guests here with kids ages 4 & 6, along with my own, ages 7 & 10, and we had great day! It was a wonderful way to show our friends some of the rich history of Vermont, have fun and walk around outside at the same time.
The Circus Building which is adjacent to the carousel is simply amazing. It is filled with thousands of mini circus figures and old fashioned circus posters making...more
Reviewed on 08/11/2015
Vintage Merry-go-round is magic!
Reviewed on 02/12/2015
With the addition of the new Pizzagalli Center the Shelburne Museum has gotten even better than before. The building is gorgeous and the shows in the galleries have all been outstanding. What a jewel we have here in Vermont, go see it if you haven't yet done so. I visit regularly and I took over 40 students from my art camps there last summer to see the Impressionist exhibit. The students sketched in the gallery and were absolutely thrilled...more
Reviewed on 11/10/2014
The Shelburne is such a special place! I was blown away by their collections and impressed with the gracious staff. A wonderful way to introduce your child to history and art! I'm looking forward to many, many years of taking my children to this wonderful place.
Reviewed on 09/02/2013
Loved this museum!!! So many good things to write about, but a couple that stand out are the train and the steamboat. We loved learning about how they got the steamboat there! We took the ferry from NY to get there and they made the day all the better! HIGHLY recommend for anyone with (or without) kids!
Reviewed on 08/19/2013
I grew up going to the Shelburne Museum for field trips and summer day trips. It still remains one of the best children's activities in the greater Burlington area that's both fun and educational! My 4 year old loves it.
Reviewed on 08/19/2013
This has always been one of my favorite places to visit.. I love bringing the kids as there is so much to see and do.. You can explore for hours and still have more to see.. The owl cottage is a great place to take a break and let the kids play... We also love the circus barn as well as the merry go round.. lots of friendly people and lots of learning can be done at the Shelburne Museum!!!!
Reviewed on 01/31/2013
The Shelburne Museum is an excellent way to spend spring, summer, and fall hours with young kids. We get the membership so we can come and go without feeling like we have to make each visit worth the ticket price. Plus, the membership lets you get into all the family day events for free (Circus-palooza, Haunted Happenings, and more). We usually start with a couple carousel rides, walk through the circus building, explore the train or Ticonderoga,...more
Reviewed on 01/25/2013
My kids loved this place!!!!!!! Such a peaceful place to bring the kids and enjoy some family time! they have a great picnic area and so much to do love love love this place!!! My son ran around the feild barefoot chasing chickens...it doesn't get much better then that....can"t wait to go again
Reviewed on 08/17/2012
This museum can keep the whole family busy for an entire day, maybe two. There is something for everyone. I especially loved the train, but everything there was amazing and thought provoking.