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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.

    Swirling cluster of fireflies © Jonathan McElvery

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event December 12, 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. 

    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!

    Pond boardwalk trail in winter at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event December 21, 2018

    Come one, come all to Felix Neck's annual winter gathering! Join us for a community celebration to welcome the winter season with a sunset hike, potluck, a fire, and treats.

    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.

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

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 8-9, 2019

    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.