Virtual Factory Experience

To keep our customers safe our Factory Tours and Retail Store in Shelburne, Vermont are currently closed to visitors. However, inspired by the desire to see all of your smiling faces again we are excited to announce that we will be offering our one-of-a-kind Factory Tours and Bear Building virtually! Every year, we depend on our thousands of visitors and tourists to support us. We hope through these virtual visits you can help us through these uncertain times while bringing you a never before seen customized experience. The virtual offering we have created is fun and educational for Cubs of all ages!

Virtual Factory Tour + Build Your Own Bear

Join us for a fun and hands-on virtual Teddy Bear experience! During this exclusive one-on-one experience you will take a virtual guided tour of our Teddy Bear Factory, see never-before-seen aspects of our handmade Bear manufacturing process, and build a Teddy Bear of your very own. A private Bear Crew expert will be with you every step of the way to share the rich history of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, and to teach you step-by-step how to make your own Vermont Teddy Bear. Don’t worry! Sewing skills aren’t required. Tour & Bear Building will be conducted via a secure video meeting platform.

How it works:

  1. Email or call to sign up for a time
  2. Choose the Bear you want to make
  3. Choose pick up or delivery for your Bear making kit
  4. Join the scheduled virtual meeting to make your Bear & get a private tour!

$24.99 Per Bear (Tour is included)

Virtual Experience Times:
Monday through Friday at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

Call us at 802-985-1319, or email us at with your name and phone number to schedule and set up your tour!

Bears available to build:

Build Your Own Bear Kits will include: Bear shell, stuffing, instructions, birth certificate, confirmation information, button bear and tour button.

Thank you for supporting our Bear Shop during these uncertain times!