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Igloo Build

Sat., Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Bundled-up families learn to construct insulated, sturdy snow dwellings during this long-running Montshire tradition with igloo-building expert Dr. Bert Yankielun. 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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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
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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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Winter Wildlife Wander

Sat., Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Young naturalists explore the winter landscape to look for clues in our forests and field. Ages 5 and up with adult caregiver. $3-7; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Full Moon Family Snowshoe

Sat., Jan. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Hot chocolate fuels walkers for a sparkling stroll beneath lunar light. Snowshoes provided. $10; free for members; preregister.
North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Robotics Showcase

Sun., Dec. 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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Local students share their cool creations and chat about challenges they faced in construction. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Vermont Day at VINS

Sun., Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Naturalists of all ages enjoy the exhibits and programs of this educational center and wild avian rehabilitation center at a reduced fee. $5 admission for Vermont residents.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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January Weekends

Sat., Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27
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Farm-loving families meet the Jersey cows, pigs, hens and sheep — sheltered in the barn for the winter — and tour the restored and furnished 1890 farmhouse and educational exhibits. regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3.
Billings Farm & Museum Rt 12 & Old River Rd, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Chain Reactions

Fri., Dec. 27, 12-4 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 30, 12-4 p.m.
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Families have fun fashioning oversized machines with the museum's materials and tools, and then collaborate to put everyone's creations together. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Science & Stories

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through Jan. 29
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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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Winter at the Farm

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Feb. 15-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 9
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Families holler hello to the Jersey herd, draft-horse teams, sheep and oxen on their wanders through an operating dairy farm, then warm up inside the farmhouse with hot-spiced cider and cookies. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, if weather permits. regular museum admission, $4-16; free for kids under 3.
Billings Farm & Museum Rt 12 & Old River Rd, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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'Bird of Prey' Documentary Screening

Sat., Dec. 28, 4-5:30 & 7-8:30 p.m.
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Avian admirers of all ages soak up this film by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the story to save the rarest eagle on earth. suggested donation, $10.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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Astronomy Day

Sat., Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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What's up in the night sky? A full day of celestial activities for all starry-eyed ages includes making a scale model of the solar system, discovering what's in the night sky and an up-close examination of meteorites. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Charlotte's Bones & World Whale Day

Sat., Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Author Erin Rounds shares her picture book about Vermont's state fossil — an ancient beluga whale — with an admiring audience, followed by an art activity. All ages.
Phoenix Books 2 Carmichael St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Winter Wildlife Celebration

Sat., Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Animal enthusiasts explore exhibits and wintery trails with interactive guided tours and talks in the morning, followed by afternoon indoor and outdoor games, crafts and a toasty campfire with treats. regular museum admission, $14.50-16.50; free for children under 4.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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Stories From Space

Sundays, 10-11 a.m.
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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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Sensory-Friendly Sunday at ECHO

Sun., Jan. 5, 9-10 a.m.
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Kids, teens and adults with sensory processing differences, autism spectrum disorder or developmental disabilities experience a calm museum, closed to the general public. Visitors interact with exhibits, participate in hands-on science activities or watch a short film with accommodations. free for families with sensory-processing differences.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

Sat., Dec. 14, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Avian enthusiasts leave no chickadee uncounted as they attempt to census every feathered flyer in the greater Plainfield area. Preregister for details.
North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Deer in Winter

Thu., Dec. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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The Lamoille Valley Nature Center shares their savvy about how these creatures survive in the cold, followed by an outdoor game of Deer Flag Tag. Geared towards preschool and elementary school ages, but all are welcome.
Varnum Memorial Library 194 S VT RT 108, Jeffersonville Lamoille (map)
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Owl Pellet Detectives

Sat., Jan. 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
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Avian admirers discover what these birds devour by dissecting an owl pellet and meeting live bird ambassadors from Outreach For Earth Stewardship. Ages 5 and up with adult. $3-7; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (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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Candle Science: STEAM Saturday

Sat., Dec. 14, 10-11 a.m.
802-827-3945

Inquisitive youngsters investigate through hands-on learning and create their own candle.
Bent Northrop Memorial Library 57 Park Street, Fairfield Franklin (map)
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Hunger Mountain Christmas Bird Count

Thu., Dec. 26, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Avian enthusiasts leave no chickadee uncounted as they attempt to census every feathered flyer in a 7.5-mile radius around Mount Hunger. Preregister for details.
North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Sat., Dec. 14
802-434-3068

Eagle-eyed Vermonters of all ages participate in this coordinated volunteer effort to number feathered creatures, check the pulse of the ecosystem and participate in conservation. See vt.audubon.org for specific details and dates around the state. Through January 5.
Audubon Vermont 255 Sherman Hollow Rd., Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Montshire Makers

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.
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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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Ravens and Crows

Sat., Dec. 14, 11 a.m.
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Bird Diva Bridget Butler shares her savvy with curious young naturalists about the different between crows and ravens, their complex social structure and how kids can contribute to understanding winter roosts in Vermont. Ages 5 and up.
Varnum Memorial Library 194 S VT RT 108, Jeffersonville Lamoille (map)
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