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. For families with children age 4 and older.
Masks are optional when outside. If you need to enter the building for any reason (i.e. checking-in, using restrooms or filling a water bottle) you are required to wear a mask.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. Participants must wear shoes throughout the program. Please arrive and check-in 10 minutes before the start of the program. This program includes sanctuary admission for the remainder of the day.
Please note our cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 7 days 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.
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, and around the circular drive in front of the Visitor Center.
Meet your naturalist on the front lawn facing the Bay.