Native Plants and the Environment

From the tiniest Trillium flower to the entire ecosystem of the Connecticut River Watershed, find out more about what makes this part of New England special and why it is important to be good stewards of the land and its inhabitants.

Bird’s-Eye View

Bird’s-Eye View A treetop-viewing platform along the Ridge Trail Learn More

Blood Brook Loop

A half-mile trail along the lagoon Learn More

Changing Landscape, Changing Songs

Changing Landscape, Changing Songs Explore the sounds of a changing environment Learn More

Exhibit Explorer

Exhibit Explorer An online compendium of information and explorations about our exhibits Learn More


A 2-acre meadow alongside the Meadow Walk trail Learn More

North Woods

A set of outdoor exhibits on the Ridge Trail and Blood Brook Loop Learn More

Observation Tower Viewer

Far becomes near with this telescopic viewer at the top of the Observation Tower. Learn More

Observation Tower

Observation Tower View the surrounding environment from high above the museum building Learn More

Ridge Trail

Ridge Trail A challenging trail with exhibits about our Northern environment Learn More

River Loop Trail

A pleasant trail along the Connecticut River, much of which is accessible to wheelchairs Learn More

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