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Pop-Up Exhibit: Miniatures and Models

Mon., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 21, 3-7 p.m.
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From steam engines to a logging mill, the museum's tiny precision wonders enchant visitors, with a centerpiece of John Aschauer's miniature machine shop with a steam plant and over 40 machines and workbenches. $5-8; free for children under 6; $20 per family.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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January Weekends

Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26
802-457-2355
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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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Magnetic Science

Wed., Jan. 22, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
802-244-7036

Inquisitive kids pursue an investigative project. Ages 6-11. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
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Snow Secrets

Thu., Jan. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
802-644-2117

Sponsored by the Cambridge Conservation Commission and the Varnum Memorial Library, the Lamoille Valley Nature Center shares the savvy with curious naturalists of how snowflakes form, with activities including collecting and observing, melting experiments and a detectives’ scavenger hunt. 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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Winter Tree ID

Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-457-3368, ext. 226
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Curious naturalists learn from an expert how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on twig, bud, needle and bark characteristics. Ages 10 and up. preregister; optional bagged lunch discussion from 12-1 p.m.; tea, hot cocoa and coffee provided
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Astronomy Day

Sat., Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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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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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 Rides

Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 29
802-985-8442
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Giddy-up! Families have open-air fun sailing over farm fields. First-come, first-served; rides leave every half hour. $8-10; free for children under 3.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Creating With Littlebits

Wed., Jan. 29, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
802-244-7036

Curious kids explore science through magnetic kits. Ages 6-11. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (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.
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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Playdate! Winter on the Farm

Sat., Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
802-985-8686

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Little ones drop in and have a hoot with indoor educational activities and a visit from a live owl between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. $5-7 per child; free for adults; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Fairbanks Museum Opening Celebration

Sat., Feb. 1, 3-5 p.m.
802-748-2372
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The Museum and Planetarium swing their doors open to the public after a deep winter cleaning, with gallery tours and light refreshments for all.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury Caledonia (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
802-457-2355
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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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Tricky Tracks: A Family Tracking Program

Sat., Feb. 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
802-434-3068

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Families learn about the winter travels of feathered and furry friends, then have fun making their own prints. All ages. $12/14 per child/adult pair; $4 each additional child.
Audubon Vermont 255 Sherman Hollow Rd., Huntington 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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Wednesday Maker Series

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Continues through Feb. 19
802-244-7036

Imaginative kiddos dig into different projects using the library's materials and mentoring. Ages 6-11. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
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Craftsbury Full Moon Snowshoe

Sat., Feb. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
802-533-9370
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Lunar lovers trek along snowy trails, then relish a bonfire and hot cider, courtesy of WonderArts and the Craftsbury Rec Committee. All ages. RSVP; snowshoes available by prearrangement.
Craftsbury Academy Craftsbury Rd., Craftsbury Common Orleans (map)
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Full Moon Family Snowshoe

Sat., Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
802-229-6206
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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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Science & Stories

Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Continues through Feb. 19
802-864-1848
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Preschoolers rally 'round for nature-inspired tales and activities. regular museum admission, $11.50-17; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Great Backyard Bird Count

Sat., Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-359-5000
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Avian admirers of all abilities and ages put their eyes to work and engage in activities to sharpen their birding skills. 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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How Now Winter Cow?

Sat., Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-985-8686

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Curious kiddos check out the cows and sheep to see where these farm animals go and what they do during the chilly Vermont winter. Ages 5 and up, with adult caregiver. $3/4-6/7 per child/adult pair; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Great Backyard Bird Count Open Museum

Sat., Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-434-2167
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Ornithologists-in-training visit the museum's feeding station, explore exhibits and learn more about this big bird count, an annual four-day event. regular museum admission, $3.50-7; free for members and kids under 3.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Igloo Build

Sat., Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
802-649-2200
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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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Charlotte's Bones & World Whale Day

Sat., Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-872-7111
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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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Pioneers in Engineering

Sun., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-674-5781
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Curious families re-imagine early Americans days and, in their practical spirit, get hands-on designing and building a miniature house from LEGOs, a bridge from toothpicks and marshmallows, a water wheel from a soda bottle or chairs made of newspapers. Ages 5 and up.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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