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Winter Wildlife Celebration

Sat., Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-359-5000
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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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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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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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'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child'

Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m.
802-457-3500
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These two short children's films enchant the audience with the story of a magical mouse and an imaginary monster. Ages 2-8.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
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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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Norwich Winter Farmers Market

Second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Fourth Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 25
802-384-7447

Local growers present produce, meats and maple syrup, complementing baked goods and crafts from area artists.
Tracy Hall 300 Main St, Norwich Windsor (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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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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Family Clay

First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through June 6
802-457-3500

Children and their parents make memories firing and glazing special pieces. $20 per parent-child pair; $5 each additional child.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret 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
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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Young At Art

Tue., Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m., Wed., Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m., Tue., Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m. and Wed., Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m.
802-457-3500

Little ones in play clothes drop in and ignite their imagination through dance, paint and more. Ages 5 and under. $5; $20 for a 5-visit punch card.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
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Mister Chris and Friends in Concert

Sat., Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
802-457-3981

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Vermont PBS and ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain team up to get kids engaged with interactive activities and a sensory-friendly concert at noon, featuring the star of the popular Vermont PBS music series. Doors open at 11 a.m.; show begins at noon. $5.
Pentangle Arts 31 The Green, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Sing, Say, Dance and Play

Sat., Feb. 8, 10-10:45 a.m., Sat., March 21, 10-10:45 a.m., Sat., April 11, 10-10:45 a.m., Sat., May 9, 10-10:45 a.m. and Sat., May 30, 10-10:45 a.m.
802-457-3500

Families explore singing, creative movement, instrumental exploration, stories and lots of fun. Ages 3-7. $10.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (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 in this annual event and enjoy 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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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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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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Wonder Woods

Sat., Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-649-2200
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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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Marko the Master Magician

Sat., Feb. 29, 10 a.m.
802-457-3500
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Mysterious feats make the audience laugh in this all-ages performance. $5.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
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iNaturalist Tutorial

Sat., March 21, 9-11 a.m.
802-457-3368
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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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