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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.

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

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 1, 2020

    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.

    Ms. G is the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 2, 2020

    Join us on Groundhog Day as we dig into climate and weather science and watch Ms. G (the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts) deliver her 14th prognostication! Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring?

    Stew & Brew at Drumlin Farm

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 7, 2020

    Sit by the hearth at Drumlin Farm to enjoy a hearty meal with our own meats and vegetables, beers from local breweries, and good company. (Must be age 21+ to attend)

    Green Sweat Bee collecting flower pollen © Brian Hale

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 12, 2020

    Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (February 12: "Native Bees of Massachusetts")

    Bald eagle © Joseph Cavanaugh

    Joppa Flats Education Center

    Special Event February 15, 2020

    Deep winter is 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.

    Snowy Owl by Joel Wagner/Mass Audubon

    Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 15, 2020

    Join us for a screening of Snowy Owl: Queen of the North to witness the highs, lows, and challenges a breeding pair of Snowy Owls face while trying to raise their young on Alaska's North Slope.

    Great Shearwater © Peter Flood

    College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

    Special Event March 8, 2020

    The theme of this year's event is "Epic Journeys: Following Bird Migration." Discover some of the reasons why birds migrate, the technology used to study migration, and how to best plan birding days during migration in Massachusetts.

    "Tap Into Nature" event logo

    North River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event March 25, 2020

    Join us at Stellwagen Beer Company for an evening of local beer, live music, swing dancing, games, and camaraderie—all in support of our educational programs in South Shore schools.

    Big Night at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event March 28, 2020

    An enchanted family evening celebrating one of nature's most spectacular spring events—the annual migration of thousands of amphibians to the vernal pools in which they were born.