The Nature Museum in Grafton

Open to the public since 1989, The Nature Museum at Grafton focuses on the region’s plants, animals, and geology. Hands-on exhibits, dioramas, and mounted specimens engage learners of all ages and connect visitors to the natural world in New England. 

Planning Your Visit

Visitors can crawl through an underground bear den; dig for fossils; find out about bats, bees, and catamounts; and learn about animal adaptations by dressing up as their favorite creature.

Outdoors, wander in our wildlife garden and catch a glimpse of passing butterflies and our resident honeybees out collecting nectar.

Take a hike through the maple, oak, beech, and birch forest in the Village Park behind the Museum. Visit "the cave," a historic rock structure created in the early 1900s. The three Village Park trails offer easy to moderate hiking. There are picnic tables in the Museum's backyard as well as several picnic areas and gazebos along the Village Park trails.

Other Grafton Attractions

Nestled in the mountains of southern Vermont, Grafton is one of New England’s prettiest villages. Many of its beautiful and historic buildings have been restored by its residents and by the Windham Foundation, so the town today looks much as it did years ago. 

Visit the town of Grafton's website to find out about the many local options for lodging, dining, shopping, events, and activities. If you're planning a trip around the state, check out, the State of Vermont's tourism site.



Museum Address

186 Townshend Road

Grafton, Vermont, 05146

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Ph. 802.843.2111

Museum Hours

Thursdays: 10 AM - 4 PM (year around)

Saturdays: 10 AM - 4 PM (Memorial Day-Columbus Day)


Admission to the museum is by donation. Thank you to our many supporters who make this policy possible.