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180 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05405, United States

A lesser-known attraction in the area, the Perkins Geology Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont. While school is in session, it welcomes students, scholars, and any interested public into its 38 exhibits of rocks, minerals, and fossils, including a prehistoric beluga whale skeleton unearthed from shores the Lake Champlain in 1849. Popular with school groups, the museum arranges guided tours on a limited basis and maintains a collection of worksheets and handouts. Admission is free, but reservations up to a week ahead of time are required.

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Perkins Geology Museum

A lesser-known attraction in the area, the Perkins Geology Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont. While school is in session, it welcomes students, scholars, and any interested public into its 38 exhibits of rocks, minerals, and fossils, including a prehistoric beluga whale skeleton unearthed from shores the Lake Champlain in 1849. Popular with school groups, the museum arranges guided tours on a limited basis and maintains a collection of worksheets and handouts. Admission is free, but reservations up to a week ahead of time are required.