Every Summer, the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center is home to a series of hands-on environmental programs for children and adults.

Visit the center to learn more about the Connecticut River watershed, the salmon and other fish that use the fish ladder, and the river's many plants and animals. An experienced naturalist educator is on hand to answer any questions and lead free, hands-on environmental programs throughout the summer. The Nature Museum operates the Visitor Center on behalf of Great River Hydro, owner of the fish ladder as well as the hydroelectric facility in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Summer Unplugged Programming

The Nature Museum's environmental educator leads programming throughout the center every summer. These free family programs happen each Friday and Saturday from 10am-11am beginning in min-June and run through Labor Day.  The family programs are recommended for children ages 4 and up. Our summer lineup will be announced in the Spring of 2019. 


Plan Your Visit


The center is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. Admission to the center is always free. We hope you can join us this summer!

Hours: 10:00AM - 4:00PM


17 Bridge Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101
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Phone 802.460.4664 or 802.843.2111