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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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Raptors in Residence

Saturdays, 1-1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-1:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 19
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The mysteries surrounding birds of prey are revealed as visitors come face-to-face with live feathered creatures. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 3.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Wagon Ride Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Sept. 18
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Horse-drawn rides deliver delight to the whole family. 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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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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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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Archaeology Adventures

Sat., Aug. 31, 12:30-4 p.m.
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Fledgling prehistorians make pinch pots, check out a flint knapping demo and bring in their own ancients finds for expert Charlie Paquin to identify. All ages. 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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Behind the Scenes Tour

Sat., Aug. 31, 1-1:30 p.m.
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Curious naturalists of all ages meet the nature center staff and discover what it takes to rehabilitate and release hundreds of wild birds. $10.50-12.50; regular museum admission additional, $14.50-16.50; free for children under age 4; preregister.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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Bird-Monitoring Walk

Last Saturday of every month, 7:30 a.m. Continues through Aug. 31
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Eagle-eyed participants bring binoculars to search the museum's property for fluttering feathers, followed by coffee. Best for adults and older children. donations welcome; preregistration encouraged.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Marvelous Mammals Festival

Sun., Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Nature-lovers experience the amazing lives of our furry friends through hands-on activities, exhibits and crafts, with special guests of live critters from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. 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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Science & Stories

Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Continues through Sept. 25
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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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Fall Harvest Campfire With Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

Fri., Sept. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
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The Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation shares traditional stories, artifacts, drumming and songs with families around a crackling blaze. Ages 6 and up. $5-6; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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BirdFest

Sat., Sept. 7, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
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All things avian is celebrated with nature walks, live raptor demos, bird banding and a craft tent for families. admission by donation; lunch fare available for purchase.
North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Pride Hike

Sat., Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Audubon Vermont, Pride Center of Vermont and Outright Vermont team up to host an easy-to-moderate hike. All ages; youth under age 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Check vt.audubon.org for location. preregister.
Shelburne Bay Park 1467 Bay Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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International Vulture Awareness Day

Sat., Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Families meet these amazing and ecologically important creatures up-close, learn about conservation challenges and check out vulture-themed activities. 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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Love Our Trees

Sat., Sept. 7, 9-11 a.m.
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Arborists of all ages tend nursery trees, socialize with Branch Out Burlington and savor snacks. Equipment provided; no experience necessary.
UVM Horticulture Farm 65 Green Mountain Dr., S. Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Books & Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

Mon., Sept. 9, 10:30-11:15 & 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 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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Nestlings Find Nature

Second Tuesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 8
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What is pollination? Junior naturalists explore the world of these tiny working creatures through observation, crafts and hands-on activities. Ages 4-8. regular museum admission, $3.50-7; free for children under 3.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Insect Investigations Homeschool Program

Thu., Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Out-of-classroom learners investigate the adaptations of these small creatures, and search for insects in forest, field and wetland habitats. Ages 6-12. $25-30; preregister.
Audubon Vermont 255 Sherman Hollow Rd., Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Friday Morning Fall Bird Walk

Fri., Sept. 13, 7:30-9 a.m.
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Led by the center's expert birders, naturalists check out a casual stroll around the property in search of migratory songbirds, while soaking up the identification, ecology and life history of local avifauna. $10.
North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Starlight Story Time

Sat., Sept. 14, 1 p.m.
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Planetarians read pages projected on an overhead dome to little listeners. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Northcountry Planetarium Hudson Hall, Plattsburgh New York (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.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Sam Mazza's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

Sat., Sept. 21, 12-3 p.m.
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Oversize gourds battle it out for the heavyweight title. Onlookers enjoy hayrides, apple-cider doughnuts and a corn maze. food available for purchase; fee for corn maze.
Sam Mazza's Farm Market 277 Lavigne Road, Colchester Chittenden (map)
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Amplify It!

Fri., Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Middle schoolers get a guided tour of the museum, then explore making music. Grades 6-8. $8-15; preregister.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Orienteering

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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With a map and compass, trekkers of all skill levels find their way across the terrain. Beginners' clinic from 9-10 a.m.; courses open 10 a.m. to noon. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. $5-6; preregister for clinic.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Future farmers climb aboard a collection of colossal machines that can get the job done. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 3.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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