EXPERIENCE ART, HISTORY AND SCIENCE IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT
Some of Vermont's museums are open seasonally -- and in the case of Vermont -- that means spring, summer and fall. Be sure to check websites before visiting to be sure that your destination is indeed open for the season and welcoming visitors.
See the works of regional masters and international game-changers at Vermont’s art museums. Impressionist art collections make Shelburne Museum a top-rated regional museum. Grand canvases painted by American landscape masters are on view at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Grandma Moses’s work is exhibited along with exciting contemporary artists at the Bennington Museum. And Fleming Museum and the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - to name just two - feature new and emerging artists working in visual arts and new media.
When Vermont was founded in 1791, Native Americans had already made their homes in the region for 12,000 years. The Vermont History Museum and Chimney Point State Historic Site are just two of dozens museums that tell these and many more stories about Vermont’s past. For museums ranging from historic homes to those telling the stories of abolition, industry, fly fishing, military history and more, start your exploration now.
SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
Some say Vermont was green before it was popular. Shelburne Farms has been helping visitors of all ages appreciate the environment for years, and today their Farm Barn with live animal is a popular family destination. The Montshire Museum of Science makes all sorts of scientific topics interesting and fun, while ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center on Burlington's waterfront is all about Lake Champlain. Find out what these attractions are up to, and learn about others.