Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
This company mimics the real life manufacturing process as a child makes his or her own teddy bear. The start by choosing a type of fur for the bear, then the stuffing, and the child finishes by adding friendship, giggles, happiness, etc.
ECHO at Lake Champlain
Daily demonstrations and programs are offered with over 100 hands on interactive exhibits! View over 2,000 fish, amphibians, and reptiles!
At this museum there are 39 buildings spread across 45 acres where elements of both history and art are fused into a lively combination! The Museums family activity center, Owl Cottage, has historic costumes for children to try on, and old-fashioned games like puzzle rings, period board games, and hoops and graces!
Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory
Tour the factory and sample fresh, delicious confections made right before your eyes! An experience to satisfy all of the senses!
Perkins Museum of Geology at UVM
If dinosaurs are something your children are interested in, then this is the place to visit. Immense dinosaur footprints greet you at the door, and surely the large t-rex hologram will grab their attention!
The Worlds Largest Maple Syrup Jug
Dakin Farm in Ferrisburg, Vermont
Have your picture taken with the "Worlds Largest Maple Syrup Jug", and learn about Vermont's maple sugaring heritage at the sugarhouse maple center on the farm. Also, while your at the farm, learn how meats are smoked in the traditional Vermont way dating back to the late 1700's, and learn how cheese is preserved by being dipped in hot wax!
University of Vermont Cats
If your kids are hockey fans and or players than Vermont is the place to be! Try to catch the University of Vermont Cats in Burlington, or the Middlebury College Panthers hit the ice!
UVM Cats: 1-802-545-4410 Middlebury Panthers: 1-802-443-5189
UVM Morgan Horse Farm
World famous "Home of the Morgan" breeding farm. This beautiful property is a national historic site and an actual working farm for 60+ Morgans. Guided stable tours and video presentations available.
Ethan Allen Homestead Trust
Vermont began with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. Tour Allen's restored 1787 farmhouse. The museum features guided tours, multi-media show, interactive archaeology exhibit, gardens, and a gift shop. Discover Vermont's founder and life on the northern frontier.
Vermont WildFlower Farm
Route 7, Charlotte, VT
Visit America's No. 1 wildflower seed center. Six acres of flower fields to stroll through, a gift shop, and a complete seed shop featuring over 100 wildflowers and mixes.
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VINS Nature Center
Located just 1/4 mile west of Quechee Gorge on Route 4, featuring one of North America's most impressive collections of live birds of prey, nature trails, nature store, and education programs like Predators of the Sky, Fledgling Corner, Meet the Raptors, Feeding Time, and many special events.
Open 7 days a week all year-round (except 3 holidays).
Talent Skate Park And Shop
South Burlington, Vermont
Rails, ledges, mini ramp, vert ramp and a bowl! Complete with a full pro shop! The perfect place for the beginner or experienced skateboarder or inline skater!
The Snowflake Bentley Museum at the Old Red Mill
The Old Red Mill showcases the lifetime works of Wilson "SnowFlake" Bentley. The first person to ever photograph a single snowflake!
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
At this museum, you will find antique boats, shipwreck exhibits, a working blacksmith shop, and a full-sized revolutionary war gunboat. Watch or lend a hand! Something to delight everyone in the family!
Bolton Valley Resort
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The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
This museum offers families the opportunity to explore over 18,000 square feet of exhibits. As well as 150,000 different objects from nature and cultures around the world!
All children (and adults) love taste testing! At the Cabot creamery you can taste the "Best Cheddar in the World" and lots more! Call ahead for a cheese-making schedule.
The Great Vermont Corn Maze
North Danville, Vermont
The maze includes two miles of pathways blocked in by towering walls of corn, and several bridges! There is also a science center and a wildflower garden! Fun for everyone in the family!
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