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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.

    Humpback Whale fluke at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary © Kjeld Mahoney

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event November 13, 2019

    Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (November 13: "Exploring the Underwater Behavior of Humpback Whales")

    Susan Edwards Richmond, author of "Bird Count"

    Drumlin Farm Nature Center, Lincoln, MA

    Special Event November 16, 2019

    Families are invited to join children's author and nature educator Susan Edwards Richmond on a picture book birding adventure! Get tips on observing birds, and take home a special craft.

    Older child hiking over a creek © Diana Chaplin

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event November 17, 2019

    You're invited to this free annual event that celebrates land conservation in Massachusetts and the people who make it happen.

    Mass Audubon Shop in winter (Photo: Rosemary Mosco)

    Mass Audubon Shop

    Special Event November 20–24, 2019

    Get your holiday shopping done early and support Mass Audubon at the same time! Members get 20% off gift purchases, plus great savings on binoculars and spotting scopes. In-store & online.

    Metal sculpture of figure meditating

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event November 29, 2019

    Reclaim the day after Thanksgiving for the outdoors, away from the malls, at this annual arts festival! Enjoy live music, local art, storytelling, family-friendly nature crafts, and more.

    Family doing crafts at Felix Neck's Annual Fall Festival

    Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event November 29, 2019

    It's a fall-tastic day the whole family will enjoy! Featuring hayrides, face painting, live music, food, crafts for kids, live animals, trail walks, and more.

    American Robin eating holly berries © Dana Spires 750

    Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event December 14, 2019

    Take a "holly-day" season walk at one of the largest holly plantations in New England! Learn about the natural history of hollies and gather your own holly boughs to take home.