Connecticut Audbon Society

Center at Glastonbury

General Information

Center at Glastonbury

Center at Glastonbury

Located near the Connecticut River, the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury has taken full advantage of its unique location since its opening in 1982. This Center’s focus is to promote awareness of the Connecticut River ecosystem and the birds and habitats it supports, and to foster their preservation through education and related activities.

The Center’s 4,000 square-foot facility offers a full range of environmental education programs and a full calendar of events throughout the year for children and adults of all ages. Visitors will find hands-on exhibits, wildlife mounts, interpretive natural history exhibits, a bird-watching station, small live animals, a reference library and a nature store. The grounds surrounding the Center contain the Four Seasons Wildlife Garden, an aviary housing our non-releasable raptors, bird feeders and a picnic area.

The Center is adjacent to the 48-acre town-owned Earle Park, with its forest trails and scenic vistas of Tom’s Pond, meadows and bluffs overlooking Holland Brook, and culminating at the Connecticut river. The park is home to a maturing forest of beech, tulip, and red oak trees and contains the state champion bitternut hickory tree. It contains trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. Trail maps are available for use while on the trails.

 

Science in Nature School Programs

STEM Education Programs for Pre-K through Grade 12

For over 25 years, the Center at Glastonbury has provided curriculum-based nature programming to schools in Central Connecticut. Click here for program information.

 

Pursuing Our Conservation Mission

Focusing on Science in Nature and Action

Click here to see how we’re doing it.

 

 

 

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