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Cape Cod and Islands

NEAQ loggerhead release at Craigville Beach © Karen Strauss

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 24, 2018

Drop in over Thanksgiving weekend to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the late fall—plus a behind-the-scenes look at our rescue efforts!

American Robin eating holly berries © Dana Spires 750

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 8, 2018

Join us for a "holly-day" season walk at Ashumet Holly in Falmouth—home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England! Learn about the natural history of hollies and gather your own holly boughs to take home. 

Family doing crafts at Felix Neck's Annual Fall Festival

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 23, 2018

Join us for our 38th Annual Fall Festival and enjoy hayrides, face painting, live music, food, wreath making, a weather station and crafts for kids, live animals, trail walks, and more!

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

Winter Solstice Celebration at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 21, 2018

Join us for a free celebration of light on the shortest day of the year! Ward off the cold with the warmth of the bonfire, sip hot cider, and listen to music.

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Morning view of Mt. Tom from Arcadia's meadows © Phil Doyle

Arcadia is celebrating 75 years of conservation in the Pioneer Valley! We're planning a wide variety of fun events and programs in honor of our anniversary, all of which will be open to the public and people of all ages and abilities.

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Greater Boston

Coral reef © Craig Humphries

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 28, 2018

Join Broadmoor at Jack’s Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions with various experts about their work in the natural world. 

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Polar Bear on ice sheet (Photo: Dave Larson)
Polar Bear (Photo: Dave Larson)

Voyage from the pristine waters of British Columbia’s inside passage to bird population recovery efforts in the Caribbean and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and presentation of images in an exotic location. Next program is November 15.

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Trail in October © Janet DeLonga
Trail, October © Janet DeLonga

In this exhibit celebrating the DCR's 125th Anniversary, 14 artists present works in a variety of mediums that celebrate the DCR's 125th Anniversary. Join us on October 24 for a free Artists' Reception! On display September 8–November 28. 

Goose sculpture made with branches at Giving Thanks festival

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 23, 2018

Reclaim the day after Thanksgiving for the outdoors away from the malls at our annual festival! Enjoy live music, artwork by local artists, storytelling, family-friendly nature crafts, and more.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Chipmunk with full cheeks © Justin Miel
Chipmunk © Justin Miel

Think you know nature? Prove it! Join us at Moose Hill for an evening series of nature-themed trivia, with questions about the natural world and tests of your outdoor skills. Next event is November 14.

Museum of American Bird Art

Front cover of Massachusetts Masterpieces
Cover image: Black-bellied Plover by Melvin G. Lawrence (1870-1932)

Many of the most important birds in the history of decoy-making were made in Massachusetts. In this new, lavishly produced art book, thirty-six never-before-published historical photographs are combined with important, new historical material. 

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North Shore

Making solstice lanterns at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 14 & 15, 2018

Join our staff and volunteers for this beautiful candlelit event celebrating the shortest day of the year. Welcome the lengthening days ahead by making your own solstice lantern!

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South of Boston

Wood block printing demonstration at our Holiday Open House

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 1, 2018

We invite you to join us for our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy free admission, cider, and snacks while shopping for unique and locally handmade gifts! Plus, watch woodturning and bird carving demonstrations by local artisans.

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Homeschooler investigating insects

Oak Knoll is excited to announce our 2018-19 programs designed exclusively for the homeschool community! These drop-off programs provide a wonderful opportunity for homeschoolers to meet with other students in a social environment while engaging with the natural world. 

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