Your family’s gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Explore the working dairy farm, with its Jersey herd, horses, sheep, oxen and chickens; the 1890 Farm House, engaging farm life exhibits, plus family-centered interactive programs, and events. May – Oct., 10–5 and Nov. & Dec. weekends, 10-3:30. Education programs year-round.
ECHO Camps occupy that powerful place where passion for science and compassion for the earth meet to create an explosively-rich environment of excitement and learning. We insist that science is fun and that kids who love science, nature, and making things are the most awesome kids around. We love kids who care, kids who imagine, kids who are different, and kids who are quietly brilliant. It is our goal that each of these kids has a transformative experience at ECHO. We offer one-day and week-long science, stewardship, and design themed summer and school vacation camps for children K-6th grade.
"Best Aquarium" -Yankee Magazine. Discover 70 live species, over 100 interactive experiences, seasonal changing exhibits and events, and the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for steardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus also features the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO's Eclectic Gift shop and the ecology-themed Think! Cafe. Open year-round, 10am-5pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is much more than northern New England’s museum of natural history – it’s a place to explore the wonders of our world! Take a trip through the cosmos in Vermont’s only public planetarium. Wander through galleries with animals and artifacts from around the world in this amazing Victorian “cabinet of curiosities.” The Museum is an unforgettable family adventure in St. Johnsbury. The Fairbanks Nature Store features puzzles, games, cards, books and more to help you explore the nature of your world. Check our website for events throughout the year.
Discover the stories of Vermont's past at one of America's first history museums. 1829 Judd-Harris House filled with 19th century furniture, textiles, paintings and household artifacts.ﾠ Hands-on activities for the whole family, changing exhibits, research center, shop, gardens.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, mid-May to mid-October. Discover hands-on exhibits and learning adventures in 15 exhibit buildings, aboard replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II, replica 1862 canal schooner Lois McClure, on-water programs and Special Events. Playground, museum store, picnic areas, discount at Red Mill Restaurant. Dog-friendly.
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