Family & Children Programs

Earth Fair 2016 -Live Animals, Great Food and Fun

Saturday, April 30, 10-3: 26th Annual Earth Fair

Earth Day … Every Day.  Our Earth Fair is a family oriented, environmentally educational day with a wide variety of displays, activities, demonstrations, booths, entertainment and of course, baked goods, food and drink!  See snake,  live birds of prey and falconry demonstrations and a performance of selected scenes from Aristocats! by the children’s theater group Peter Pan Players.  Click here for flyer & parking info

Connecticut Audubon Society Center, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 860-633-8402, cbartholomew@ctaudubon.org

Pollinator & Garden Open House Event

Saturday May 21, 2016      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bugs and birds need your help!  Come learn about the decline of our pollinators (bees, butterflies, bats, and birds) and what you can do to make a difference!  This family friendly event at the Coastal Center has something for everyone:  kid crafts, free pollinator seed packets, free pollinator posters and more.

Join us to learn how your own yards can be improved for birds, pollinators and other wildlife.  Native plantings are a cost effective way to make your yard enjoyable and easy to care for.
Animal and plant experts will have displays and talk about the biology and habitat needs of pollinators.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Beardsley Zoo, DEEP WildLife Division, CASE, USDA Natural Resources and Ralph Harrison.

COASTAL CENTER at MILFORD POINT  1 Milford Point Road, Milford, CT  06460

Summer Camp 2016: Register Now

Children’s Nature Classes for Wees (1½-4)

Our Wees’ (ages 1½ to 4) spring nature classes are offered at 10-11 a.m each Wednesday through June 8.  Click here for program details, prices and registration info.  Pre-registration (860-633-8402 or at the center) is strongly encouraged, since classes with insufficient advance registration will be canceled.  The Connecticut Audubon Society Nature Center, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.

Click here to learn about our June 27 – August 19 Summer Camp programs for ages 3-12 & adults.

Friday Morning Bird & Nature Walks

Join us for monthly guided bird and nature walks on these Friday mornings (7:30 to approximately 8:30 in Earle Park unless otherwise noted in details):

April 29, May 20, June 3 & July 22 (dates subject to change).  Click here for details, updates and to register (pre-registration is important since walks with insufficient registrants may be canceled).

Most of these walks meet at The Connecticut Audubon Society, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 860-633-8402; cbartholomew@ctaudubon.org.

Sunday Afternoon Family Concert – Greg Wilfrid

Our Coffee House Concert Series offers a varied menu of good music by popular regional entertainers in an intimate setting.  Plan now to join us on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. when Greg Wilfrid closes our spring entertainment series.  Greg sings traditional folk music, ballads, and storytelling songs from around the world.  His songs will inspire you to continue the tradition of sharing folk music with friends and families!  Click here for details and to reserve your seats.

Watch this space for additional info about concerts at The Connecticut Audubon Society, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 860-633-8402; cbartholomew@ctaudubon.org.

Spring Walks

Saturday, May 7
10:30 – Noon

Hike the trails with our naturalist and discover what spring has to offer in the Sanctuary: skunk cabbage, peepers calling, migrating birds.   All ages welcome, but no strollers please. Bring binoculars if you have them! 

This program is held at Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. Pre-registration required.   Call for reservations: 203-259-6305 ext. 109. Donation suggested.

 

Owl Tales

Tricia Kevalis with Lucy Barred OwlSaturday, May 14
10:30 a.m.

Owls fly, hoot, eat and they leave behind all sorts of tracks and traces, like owl pellets! Find out what a pellet is, meet our non-releasable owls up close and head to the woods looking for signs of owls. $5/person. All ages welcome, children must be able to sit during an owl presentation. No strollers please.  This is held at Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Pre-registration required.  Call for reservations: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

 

Feeding Time

Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.

Come watch while our animal caretakers feed some of our resident animals. Discover fun facts about these creatures while you get an up-close view. Free.  This program is held at Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. Pre-registration required.   Call for reservations: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

 

National Trail Days

 Saturday, June 4
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Choose from one of two guided 1-hour hikes: 10:00 am or 1:00 pm. The leisurely 1.5 mile journey will pass through the Larsen Sanctuary where we’ll discover a temperate  deciduous forest, ponds,   garden marsh, meadow and swamp, while observing   several bird habitats and ecological points of interest and discussing efforts to protect them. The varied terrain will be of easy to moderate difficulty. Wear sturdy footwear. Visit the Nature Store, where we will offer 20% off field guides and walking sticks. Free.  Pre-registration required.  This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

 

 

Your kids will love our Summer Camps!

 

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Centers provide extensive programming for families and children. Our main offerings include:

  • Summer Camp
  • Vacation Camp and Programs
  • Pre-School Nature Programs
  • After School and Weekend Programs
  • Programs for Scouts
  • Live Animals and Animal Care Programs
  • Birthday Parties

The specific programs offered at each Center vary, so click on the links to find out what’s available near you.

 

Center at Fairfield

2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-6305

Birdcraft Museum

314 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-0416

Coastal Center at Milford Point

1 Milford Point Road
Milford, CT 06460
203-878-7440

Center at Glastonbury

1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
860-633-8402

Center at Pomfret

218 Day Road
P.O. Box 11
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
860-928-4948

EcoTravel

30 Plains Road
PO Box 903
Essex, CT 06426
800-996-8747
860-767-0660

Trail Wood Sanctuary

93 Kenyon Road
Hampton, CT 06259
860-928-4948

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