Tidal Flat Creature Search and Exploration

Sponsored by Long Pasture


Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Cummaquid MA


(suitable for children 0 & up)


Adult $10.00, Child $8.00


Adult $12.00, Child $10.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Low tide on Cape Cod Bay; the water is too low for swimming, but perfect for exploration! Mass Audubon naturalists guide this 1.5 hour, family-friendly expedition to the mud flats of Barnstable Harbor. Search for the predatory moon snail and ancient looking horseshoe crab, hold a jelly-like lug worm egg case and learn how these and other amazing creatures survive the challenging environment of the intertidal zone. Participants should bring sun protection, water, and boots, water shoes, or sneakers they don't mind getting wet and muddy. All participants over the age of 2 are expected to bring a wear a cloth facemask for the duration of the program. Children under 2 are free.

Instructions and Directions:

We recommend that you bring sunscreen, hat, water shoes, and drinking water.

Participants over 2 years of age are required to bring and wear their own facemask for the duration of the program.

Meet your naturalist on the front lawn facing the harbor.

Programming is limited to 8 participants and pre-registration is required

Cancellation Policy:
In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 1 week before the program begins. If we cancel the program, you will receive a full refund. We reserve the right to change programs, schedules, and instructors, and to cancel programs due to low enrollment or unfavorable weather. If a participant needs to cancel due to illness a full refund will be provided. Please do not attend any program if you feel unwell.
All general registration questions or inquiries should be made to our general office email longpasture@massaudubon.org where staff who are working remotely and in limited number at the office can assist you.

Directions to Long Pasture:
Cross the Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod/Route 6 Mid-Cape Highway. Take exit 7. Turn right onto Willow Street. At end take a left onto Route 6A. About one mile take a right onto Bone Hill Road (you will see a small sign for Mass Audubon Long Pasture). Follow Bone Hill Road to the end where water is visible. Turn left into Long Pasture driveway (large white Sanctuary sign - 345 Bone Hill Rd.) Parking in the field to your left.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

345 Bone Hill Road, P.O. Box 235
Cummaquid, MA 02637