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Sam Mazza's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

Sat., Sept. 21, 12-3 p.m.
802-655-3440
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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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Junior Apprentice Club

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
802-674-5781
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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
802-674-5781
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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
802-674-5781
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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. Continues through Oct. 30
802-864-1848
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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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Amplify It!

Fri., Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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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)
Amplify It!

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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.
802-985-8686
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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)
Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

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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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Archaeology Day

Sat., Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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How did people live in the Upper Connecticut Valley in the past? Amateur archeologists explore this question through examining artifacts, attending a pottery workshop and chatting with field professionals during this day-long celebration of human ancient history. regular museum admission; $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Champlain Mini Maker Faire

Sat., Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Tech enthusiasts celebrate the DIY mindset at this quirky science fair featuring robotics, student experiments and arts and crafts. $8-15; free for ages 10 and under.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Forest Fantasy with Wonderfeet

Sat., Sept. 28, 12-3:30 p.m.
802-282-2678
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Whimsy lovers of all ages dressed in forest-themed costumes create tiny dwellings and fairy arts and crafts in a magical woods, while music and dance make more merriment. $7-10; $30 for a family of 5.
Camp Betsey Cox 140 Betsey Cox Ln., Pittsford Rutland (map)
Forest Fantasy with Wonderfeet

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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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Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend

Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-457-2355
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Farm fans explore a 19th-century working dairy from behind a team of draft horses. 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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Owls and Their Calls

Sat., Oct. 5, 1-1:45 p.m.
802-583-3536
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As part of the Green and Gold Weekend festivities at the Mad River Glen Ski Area, the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences stops in with live birds for avian admirers to learn about these nocturnal predators in a first-hand encounter. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. donations accepted; preregister.
Stark Mountain Foundation Schuss Pass Rd., Fayston Washington (map)
Owls and Their Calls

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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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Nestlings Find Nature

Second Tuesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 8
802-434-2167
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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)
Nestlings Find Nature

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Fall Harvest Campfire With Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

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 with an adult. $5-6; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
Fall Harvest Campfire With Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

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Hawk Walk

Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30-10 a.m.
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Late-migrating raptors provide an eyeful on a leisurely stroll and meet some wildlife ambassadors. Ages 10 and up. $5; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Kids Nature Connection

Sat., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
401-285-3426
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Led by educator, counselor and Pathfinders Nature Connection founder Per Eisenman, children ages 5-10 discover animal tracks, explore edible plants, work on building a natural shelter and play in the woods. Bring a snack, water bottle, whittling knife and nature journal. Parents and younger siblings welcome. preregister.
Champlain Valley Cohousing 27 Common Way, Charlotte Chittenden (map)
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Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm

Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-785-4737
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Families see orange at this quintessential fall farm affair, featuring pumpkin picking, live music and food galore. Kids-centered activities include educational activities, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. suggested donation $10-15 per car; food and drink available to purchase.
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center 225 Pavilion Rd., East Thetford Orange (map)
Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm

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Beautiful Tree Walk

Sun., Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m.
802-426-3581
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Local naturalists share their savvy with woods lovers during a stroll through the Stranahan Town Forest. Meet at the Jake Martin Road parking area.
Jaquith Public Library 122 School Street, Marshfield Washington (map)
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