Nature Store

Animal Encounter + Private Tour


Encounter a live falcon, hawk, turtle, or snake. Discover the natural history, ecology, and adaptations of your animal of choice while conversing with a highly qualified VINS Environmental Educator. (20-minutes).

Take a private tour of the Bird Enclosures OR the Forest Canopy Walk* at the VINS Nature Center while conversing with a highly qualified VINS Environmental Educator. (30-minutes).

*Includes time in the Spider Web.

Select your Private Experience and General Admission tickets for purchase.

Please Note: the Animal Encounter + Private Tour is limited to 6 people. VINS Members need only purchase the Private Experience and may show their membership ID upon entry to the Nature Center.

Animal Encounter + Private Tour
Youth (4‑17)
Seniors (62 plus)
College Students

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The VINS Nature Center is open year-round, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, interpretive nature trails, outdoor classroom, and our Forest Canopy Walk.*

All outdoor exhibits are open: Raptors, Songbirds, Adventure Playscape, Nature Trails, and the amazing Forest Canopy Walk. In addition, our indoor exhibits are open: Birds Are Dinosaurs, Remarkable Reptiles, and the Forest Exhibit.

We offer free admission to the Nature Center with a VINS Membership. Remember to bring your membership card when you visit!

Discounts are available for holders of EBT, Medicaid, or your Library’s VINS Membership card. Present your card and photo ID upon entry to the Nature Center to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

*All exhibits (including the Forest Canopy Walk) are included with general admission.

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Animal Encounter + Private Tour, Adults, Youth (4-17), Seniors (62 plus), College Students, Veterans, Educators