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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.

    Herring research in the Coonamessett River © Linda Deegan

    Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event April 24, 2019

    Join us at Cape Cod Beer to learn about the Cape's fascinating wildlife while enjoying some locally-crafted brews. April's topic is "Restoring the Coonamessett River."

    Butterfly and bee on purple coneflower

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event May 4, 2019

    Celebrate all things pollinator during a visit to Drumlin Farm. Meet a beekeeper, learn how to garden for pollinators, taste honey, enjoy hands-on activities, and more! (Free with sanctuary admission.)

    Birding in spring at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event May 5, 2019

    Celebrate spring with a little food, fun, and birdsong! Explore the sanctuary on a naturalist-led bird walk, then enjoy a homemade breakfast at the Nature Center.

    Marshfield's Roht Marine after March 2018 nor'easter © Bruce Messinger

    North River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event May 9, 2019

    The first-ever South Shore Climate Change Symposium is a full-day event featuring overviews of current research topics related to climate change and its impacts on areas such as sea level rise, ocean acidification, changes in precipitation, and more.

    Exploring nature at Family Fun Day

    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event June 1, 2019

    Don't miss our annual free day of fun and learning for people of all ages! Enjoy nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, music, and nature arts and crafts.

    Barn Owl for Birds & Brew 2019

    Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event June 7, 2019

    Don't miss this summer night of craft beer tastings, encounters with live birds, hearty appetizers, live music, and more! Tickets on sale now. (This is a 21+ event; valid ID required.)

    Wild Thing 5k/10k Trail Race logo

    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event June 23, 2019

    Join us for Wild Thing 2019, a wooded 5k/10k trail run starting and ending at Pleasant Valley to raise money for conservation and education programs in Berkshire County.

    band photo © The Picky Bastards

    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event July 12, 2019

    We're bringing the community together for a series of three free concerts this summer in celebration of our 90th anniversary! Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs, and enjoy the sounds of music at our beautiful sanctuary.