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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.

    Jack-o-lantern with tree carving

    Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event October 25, 2019

    Celebrate Halloween by exploring our delightfully spooky pine forest after dark. Along the way, you'll be entertained and enlightened (but not scared) by curious creatures from the natural world!

    Horseshoe crabs and tour visitors at Long Pasture's Enchanted Forest

    Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event October 25, 2019

    For one night only, the woodlands will awaken for some family-friendly, non-scary Halloween fun! Take a guided walk on a lantern-lit forest trail and encounter some creatures of the night.

    Pumpkin carving of an owl at Ipswich River's Halloween Happenings

    Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event October 25 & 26, 2019

    The whole family will have fun on this guided (non-scary) walk along a Halloween trail lit by glowing luminaries and carved jack o'lanterns. Meet costumed creatures of the night that come out just for this event!

    Barn full of jack-o-lanterns at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

    Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event October 25-27, 2019

    It's the 37th Annual Halloween Prowl! This very popular annual event is creative, non-scary and fun—an enchanting evening with many delights, including a barn filled with Jack-o'-lanterns. 

    Close-up of a Northern Saw-whet Owl

    Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Special Event October 26-27, 2019

    Give a hoot for all things owl at our annual family-friendly festival! Meet live owls up-close, discover how these mysterious animals survive, and enjoy kid's crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages.

    Christopher Leahy, co-author of "Birds of Mongolia"

    Drumlin Farm Nature Center, Lincoln, MA

    Special Event November 7, 2019

    Hear expert naturalist and birder Christopher Leahy recount highlights from 30+ years of traveling in Mongolia—one of the most unspoiled regions on earth that's home to abundant wildlife and some of the world's rarest birds.