Birds of Vermont Museum
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Adult: $6 | Senior $5 | Child (3-17) $3 | Under 3 free
The Birds of Vermont Museum was established in 1987. It displays more than 495 biologically accurate woodcarvings by Bob Spear, the Museum's founding director. The museum was created to preserve and exhibit a collection of these life-like bird carvings for the purpose of education people about the role of birds in the ecosystem today.
Schools are welcome to plan a field trip to the museum. There are 100 acres at the museum and trails to provide plenty of outdoor learning.
HOURS and DIRECTIONS
- May 1 - October 31: Open Daily 10-4
- November 1 - April 30: By appointment, please call
- South on I-89 to Exit 11 (Richmond).
- Rte 2 E to Richmond Village.
- At the stoplight in Richmond Village, turn right (south) towards Huntington
- Follow the signs (5 miles).
Reviewed on 09/21/2010
We love the Birds of VT museum! The wood carvings are beautiful. My toddler loved looking at the wooden birds as well as the bird feeder viewing window. There is also a really great short hike to a small pond across the street.
Reviewed on 09/15/2010
Although interesting from an adult perspective, this was not a great venue for the kids. They were wondering why the birds were not moving (they were 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 at the time). One could see how a venue like this might readily appeal to an adult who was into woodcarving, but for the kids the Audubon Center just up the road is a much better bet.