In the tradition of scientific illustration, the Museum was founded to teach about birds through the unique approach of wood carvings: three-dimensional, realistic sculptures. These provide not only an alternative to taxidermy, but harken back to traditional arts.
Sharing Art: We go beyond wood carving as well: we host an annual art show, with different themes each year. We offer programs for artists of varying ages and skills, from learning to see to skill-building to workshops in wood, soap, on paper, canvas, fiber, and more.
We work with new and established Vermont artists, sometimes run art contests for children, and have a great time connecting art and science.