Visit this set of exhibits featuring creatures from the past and present. They range from ants that are actually farmers, to a live colony of honeybees you can see close-up, to salmon and turtles, and information about the life processes that connect these animals with birds, insects, and even human beings.


Reptiles Mounted examples of reptiles from our permanent collection 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

Thrush Songs

Listen to the songs of local birds in the Thrush family Learn More

Time Machine

Time Machine Spin the knob to view movement that can't normally be seen by speeding it up or slowing it down Learn More

Turtle Hatchlings

Turtle Hatchlings Newly-hatched turtles spending their first year of life at the museum Learn More


Turtles View painted turtles swim in an aquarium from a unique perspective Learn More

Wood Frog Pool (seasonal)

Wood Frog Pool (seasonal) A trailside exhibit that offers amphibian and insect species a place for new life every spring Learn More

Woodland Garden

Woodland Garden A short path featuring native plants and spectacular views Learn More

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