Last updated: 6/18/2013
West Marlboro, Vermont
Street Address
7599 Vt Route 9
West Marlboro, VT 05363
Mailing Address
7599 Vt Route 9
West Marlboro, VT 05363
phone: 802-464-0048
e-mail: museum@sover.net
web: www.vermontmuseum.org
Hours
Summer Hours
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Winter Hours
Daily10 AM - 4 PM
Severe weather may limit winter hours. Call ahead.
Admissions
Admission rates 2013
Adults: $5
Seniors: $3
Youth (5-12): $2
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Edward C Metcalfe, Jr., Executive Director
phone: 802-464-5494
Michael Clough, Assistant Director
phone: 802-464-0048
Description

The Museum houses an extensive natural history exhibit (over 200 native species represented) including 3 extinct species and unusual individual animals. Also on-site is a live birds of prey exhibit, native reptiles, fish and an assortment of other New England focused displays. Adjacent to the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area, museum visitors have easy access to over 600 protected acres of trails and views of three States.

Mission

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum was founded in 1996 with the acquisition of the historic Luman R. Nelson Natural History Collection. Addition of Live birds of prey in 1999 and the completion of new exhibit space in 2012 bookend a series of developments that have led the museum to grow into one of the "hidden gems" of southern Vermont.

Artifact Collections
  • Extensive display of native bird and mammal species.
  • Extinct passenger pigeon
  • Eskimo curlew
  • Heath hen
  • Unusual and albino specimens.
  • Skull and minerology exhibits.
  • Research Collections

    Please contact the museum to discuss research accessibility

    Educational Programs

    The museum offers outreach and on-site programs for groups of all ages and affiliations. Programs range from field exploration to lecture based and in many cases include live animals. For a complete list of prepared programs visit the museum website www.vermontmuseum.org

    Facilities

    Housed in two connected buildings. A three-story historic bed and breakfast and the downstairs of the Hogback Mountain Gift Shop. Picnic tables and 600 acres of protected hiking trails available.

    Governance

    The Museum is managed by an Executive Director with oversight provided by a board of directors.

    ADA

    Current wheelchair access to two of the three floors of the museum.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Guided tours by appointment.

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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