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

    Family on the boardwalk at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary © Charlie Reinertsen

    Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event August 30, 2019

    Bring the whole family to Ipswich River for a day of free summer fun! All visitors will receive free admission, and there will be free programs offered throughout the day for all ages to enjoy.

    Band performing at Drumlin Farm's 2018 Summer Music Series

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event August 30, 2019

    This summer, several Boston-area bands will perform Friday evening concerts on the lawn at Drumlin Farm! Bring the family to enjoy live music, ice cream, lawn games, and more. (August 30: Sarah Mendelsohn)

    Cedar Waxwing pen & ink drawing © Morgan Burns

    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event September 13, 2019

    Come to the sanctuary's historic barn for a free reception celebrating the intersection of art and nature! Enjoy refreshments, live music, and the works of seven incredible local artists.

    Blue Hills Trailside Museum in 1959

    Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Special Event September 14, 2019

    Bring the whole family to celebrate Trailside's 60th anniversary with free admission, live animal demonstrations, special exhibits, and engaging programs for all ages!

    Birding at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Mass Audubon Shop

    Special Event Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Meet professionals from top optics manufacturers, view product demonstrations, and get answers to your questions. Mass Audubon members will receive exceptional discounts on binoculars, spotting scopes, and tripods!

    Stage view at Arcadia Folk Festival 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event September 28, 2019

    It's back for a second year! Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by an exciting lineup of musical groups. Presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Early bird tickets on sale now.

    Apple-picking at Alysons Orchard during Teen Weekend 2018

    Wildwood Overnight Camp

    Special Event September 28–29, 2019

    Want more Camp? Take a break from busy classes this fall and join other Mass Audubon teens at Wildwood for a weekend of fun camp activities.

    Chef's tasting plate at Moon Over Drumlin 2018 © Sara Colkert Photography

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event September 28, 2019

    Celebrate the bounties of summer and support Drumlin Farm at the same time! Taste the delights prepared by our featured chefs while you enjoy an exciting raffle and live auction.

    Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary's Wood Duck Derby

    Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event October 5, 2019

    Come cheer on the (rubber) wood ducks during the most popular event of our Annual Fall Fair. The first duck to cross the finish line wins the Grand Prize!