These are some of Vermont's science museums that welcome visitors of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become active learners. Whether it's making the discovery that the Lake Champlain basin was once part of the world's oceans, or getting a grip on chemistry and physics principles--these are great places for understanding both Vermont and the world at large.
Be sure to look for special exhibits and programs. Science museum are very lively places!
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Discover live species, interactive family exhibits, seasonal changing exhibits, and the National Geographic Theater, and dive head-first into learning about Lake Champlain.
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Home to Vermont's only public planetarium, Fairbanks Museum provides a wealth of learning opportunities about the weather, natural history and the night skies of Vermont.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Exhibits, walking trails, and programs provide first-hand experience for understanding the care needed to restore and preserve our forestlands in Vermont's only National Park.
Montshire Museum of Science
The Montshire offers more than 60 interactive exhibits about the natural and physical sciences, plus an outdoor science park and nature trails.
Perkins Museum of Geology
Learn about Vermont geology at the Perkins Museum of Geology on Burlington’s University of Vermont campus.
Both a National Historic Landmark and an environmental education center, Shelburne Farms offers first-hand farming experiences.
VINS Nature Center
The VINS Nature Center, in Quechee, features live animal demonstrations including with hawks and owls, as well as a focus on conservation.
American Museum of Fly Fishing
The museum documents the evolution of fly fishing as a sport, art form, craft, and industry in the United States and abroad.