Special Events

Program Catalog 

Looking for even more classes and activities?

Search for programs

Our wildlife sanctuaries host exciting special events throughout the year, from seasonal festivals and exhibit openings to special lectures and open houses.

    Winter Solstice Celebration at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event December 21, 2017

    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. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

    Former Sanctuary Director Bill Gette with winter birding group

    Joppa Flats Education Center

    Special Event January 27, 2018

    Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, Joppa Flats is hosting the Superbowl of Birding XIV on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

    Kids get up-close with a barred owl at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 2-3, 2018

    Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Go on a full moon owl prowl, or join us for an up-close and personal view of some of our local owl species.

    Bald eagle © Joseph Cavanaugh

    Joppa Flats Education Center

    Special Event February 17, 2018

    Winter's on its way—and with it, the Bald Eagles return to the Merrimack Valley. Join us for this annual festival to celebrate these special winter residents of the greater Newburyport area.