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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.

    Cover of "What It's Like to Be a Bird" by David Sibley © Knopf

    Museum of American Bird Art

    Special Event CANCELLED - April 18, 2020

    CANCELLED (to be rescheduled). Listen as internationally-renowned author David Sibley discusses his new book, What It's Like to Be a Bird, enjoy a book signing, and take in an exhibition of more than 40 original paintings Sibley created for the book.

    Father and daughter at Oak Knoll for 2018 Statewide Volunteer Day

    Various locations statewide

    Special Event POSTPONED (new date TBD)

    POSTPONED (new date TBD). Got the winter blues? We've got the cure. Make plans to spend the morning helping one of our 16 participating wildlife sanctuaries get a jump on spring cleaning while you reconnect with nature!

    Great Horned Owl

    Museum of American Bird Art

    Special Event Late May 2020 (POSTPONED)

    Come and enjoy the wonders of owls with crafts, games, and more. Meet live owls, find out what makes them unique, and discover which owls you can find in your own backyard! (POSTPONED to late May; exact date TBD)

    Group of people hiking an All Persons Trail at Habitat Education Center

    Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event June 6, 2020

    On National Trails Day, come celebrate the sanctuary's brand-new universally accessible trail! People of all ages and abilities can enjoy a beautiful hike at this free event.

    Ceraldi at Wild Wild Wellfleet! in 2017

    Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event July 16, 2020

    Make plans now to join us for this quintessential Cape Cod summer evening under the stars. Get a sneak peek at some of the exciting new live auction items planned for this year's event!

    Runner on an outdoor trail

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event September 13, 2020

    See the sanctuary in a brand-new way as you race through nature trails, farm fields, and the barnyard loop! Participate in a 5K, 1K, or a "Drumlin Dash" for little ones, then enjoy a block-party style celebration. Postponed to September 13.