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Bird-Monitoring Walk

Last Saturday of every month, 8-9 a.m. Continues through March 28
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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
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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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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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Playdate! Winter on the Farm

Sat., Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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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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Science & Stories

Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Continues through Feb. 19
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Pioneers in Engineering

Sun., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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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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Fairbanks Homeschool Day

Fri., Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri., March 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri., April 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Fri., May 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Students expand their science scholastic horizons in the museum's galleries and other venues with a variety of programs. Contact the Museum for specific topics, age levels and locations. $8; or $50 for 9 Friday classes.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Cold Comfort: Winter Wildlife Adaptations

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-457-3368, ext. 226
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Expert Ed Sharron leads an indoor discussion about how animals meet their basic winter needs for food, water and shelter, then eager naturalists strap on snowshoes and investigate different habitats. Ages 5 and up. preregister.
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Forester for a Day

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Kids don hard hats as they observe a woodsman fell a tree, then take to the woodshop for hands-on fun. Ages 5 and up with adult. $3/4-6/7 per child/adult pair; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Girls’ Engineering Day

Sat., Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m.
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Girls and young women get inspired for a future in designing, engineering and creating a better world, mentored by working women. donations accepted; preregistration encouraged.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Circuit Circus

Feb. 22-March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Students on school break soak up electrifying science shows and hands-on activities to spark scientific discovery. regular museum admission, $14-17; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Stories From Space

Sun., Feb. 23, 10-11 a.m., Sun., March 8, 10-11 a.m., Sun., March 22, 10-11 a.m. and Sun., April 5, 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. For toddlers through age 5. regular museum admission, $7-9; free for children under age 5.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Playdate! Farm & Food Fun

Sat., Feb. 29, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Little explorers meet up with friends for indoor activities at a leisurely pace and an encounter with a live owl from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or snack. Ages 2-5. $5-7 per child; free for adults; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Wonder Woods Opens

Sat., Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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The Museum unveils its new permanent exhibit, a multi-level play structure inspired by the area's natural beauty, designed for preschoolers through infants, with a storytelling nook, crawling space and caregiver comfort. regular museum admission; $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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iNaturalist Tutorial

Sat., March 21, 9-11 a.m.
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The National Park and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies host a workshop for curious nature lovers about how to use the citizen science tool iNaturalist to collect data and learn about local species. Ages 10 and up. preregister.
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