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Junior Apprentice Club

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
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Young engineers engage in guided activities in the learning lab, including beginning coding, basic robotics, 3D design and printing and more. Geared towards ages 8-12. free for participating children; adult caregiver required; regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 6; $20 per family.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Stories From Space

Sundays, 10-11 a.m.
802-748-2372
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Science educator Mike Ressler zooms small ones through the solar system with stories and a space-based craft. Ages 2-5. regular museum admission, $8-12; free for children under age 5.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Maker Mondays

Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28
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Inquisitive families design objects using recycled materials, make mazes for robots, construct with K*nex or build a simple machine using the museum's basic tools and instructions in their learning lab. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 6; $20 per family.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Tinker Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29
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Junior engineers bring a small item from home to take apart and investigate how it works or tinker with the museum's learning lab collection. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 6; $20 per family.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Science & Stories

Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 6, 11-11:30 a.m. and Wed., Nov. 20, 11-11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 30
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Preschoolers rally 'round for nature-inspired tales and activities. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Design a Moon Rover

Wed., Oct. 23, 3-4 p.m.
802-244-7036

Aspiring astronauts make a vehicle for outer space. Ages 6-11. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
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Maze By Moonlight

Fri., Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m.
518-585-2821
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Get lost! Using a flashlight as a guide, visitors search for hidden stations in the Fort's corn maze after dark. Last ticket sold at 9 p.m. $10.
Fort Ticonderoga 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga New York (map)
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Mad Science & Marvelous Metals Weekend

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Aspiring scientists investigate hands-on activities and check out special chemistry shows in celebration of National Chemistry Week, in collaboration with St. Michael's College and local chemists. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Hoots and Howls

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
802-359-5000
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This educational nature-based shindig features science experiments, up-close encounters with snakes, owls, skulls and bones, magical storytelling, games, crafts and ooey-gooey seasonal fun. The evening ends with lit jack-o-lanterns, stories, song and dance and a final wrap-up of tricky treats. regular museum admission, $14.50-16.50; free for members and children under 4.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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Spiny Softshell Turtle Nesting Beach Work Day

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-288-9570

Hosted by the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, families pull up plant growth to prepare for next June's turtle-egg-laying season. Arrive before 11 a.m. as location may change. Bring lunch, a trowel and work gloves.
North Hero State Park 3803 Lakeview Drive, North Hero Grand Isle (map)
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The Wonderful World of Bats

Sat., Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m.
802-644-2117

Junior naturalists learn about these furry creatures in our attics, bat eyesight and echolocation, migration and hibernation, followed by a craft. Ages 18 and under. t-shirts for craft available for $4, or bring your own.
Varnum Memorial Library 194 S VT RT 108, Jeffersonville Lamoille (map)
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Bird-Monitoring Walk

Last Saturday of every month, 8-9 a.m. Continues through March 28
802-434-2167
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Eagle-eyed participants bring binoculars to search the museum's property for fluttering feathers. Best for adults and older children. Bring binoculars. Ages 10 and up. preregister.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Sat., Nov. 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15 & 5 p.m.
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Giddy-up! Families have open-air fun sailing over farm fields. $7-10; preregister for a specific time.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Books & Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

First Monday of every month, 10:30-11:15 & 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Continues through May 4
802-649-2200
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Children’s literature and hands-on activities combine for fun science learning and exploration. Ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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STEM Festival

Sat., Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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This Science, Technology, Engineering and Math extravaganza engages youngsters with a 12-foot tall wind wall, coding robots, giant blue building blocks, a giant Lego race track and more. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Raptors Encounter

Sat., Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-644-2117

Young naturalists share an up-close encounter with live birds from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and examine predator-prey relationships and the interdependence of the systems which support life.
Varnum Memorial Library 194 S VT RT 108, Jeffersonville Lamoille (map)
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Take Apart Day

Sat., Nov. 9, 12-3 p.m.
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Curious kiddos explore the "guts" of everyday items, from toasters to toys. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for members and children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Montshire Makers

Fri., Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 31, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., March 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., April 3, 6-7:30 p.m. and Fri., May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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Middle school inventors use their imagination and the museum's materials to create cool projects, with different monthly themes. Grades 6-8. $8-15; preregistration encouraged.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Hawks, Owls & Falcons

Sat., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
802-985-8686
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Avian aficionados drop in and meet live raptors. $5-6; preregistration encouraged.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Sled Dogs Live at ECHO

Sat., Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
802-864-1848
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The October Siberians Sled Dogs greet admiring fans up-close. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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