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Coastal Center at Milford Point

Coastal Center Programs & Events

Return of the Osprey Party

Saturday, April 14
5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the return of the Ospreys!
Please join us for the Coastal Center’s  8th Annual Return of the Osprey Party. 

Enjoy beautiful sunset views, live music, good friends, hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.

An online auction, silent auction and raffle items.

All proceeds will benefit environmental education programs at the Coastal Center.

Casual smart attire. 

$45 per person/$80 per couple.

Click here to register online.

If you cannot attend but wish to contribute to Return of the Osprey click here.

For more information please call 203-878-7440.









Coastal Waterbird Conversation with Patrick Comins

Piping Plovers have been nesting successfully in Connecticut. Photo by Patrick M. Comins

Sunday, March 18
2 – 3 p.m.

Migrating shorebirds will soon be winging their way north, some stay to nest and others continue onwards.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Executive Director Patrick Comins will speak about our conservation partnership with Audubon Connecticut and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History to conserve nesting waterbirds along the coast of Connecticut.

Discover the important role that Milford Point plays in the conservation of both nesting and migratory shorebirds.

Please join us for an afternoon of information about the birds inhabiting our shorelines. This program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. This program is held at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road.

Connecticut Audubon members $5; non-members $10.

Click here to register.

For more information, please call 203-878-7440.


Sea Squirts

Summer azure, one of the “perfect pollinators’ you might learn about during Sea Squirts at the Coastal Center. Photo by Patrick Comins.

An introduction to nature for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.
Discover the wonders of nature through stories, a nature lesson, and a craft to do together.

Members $8/class; non-members $10/class. Additional siblings, $5/class.
Pre-registration required. Please call: 203-878-7440.

Spiders Spin Webs
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  This program will be rescheduled to Tuesday, March 20
10 – 11 a.m.
Learn about spiders and the webs they weave. Use your detective skills to uncover the differences between spiders and insects and how spiders help our environment.

Terrific Turtles
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
Say hello to our resident turtles.  We’ll explore the amazing abilities of these creatures that live on land and in the sea.

Slither and Slime (Reptiles)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.

Read about a Very Mixed-up Chameleon. Discover the often unusual life of snakes and lizards and visit with some of our resident reptiles.

Perfect Pollinators
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
Bees aren’t the only animals that move pollen around. Hummingbirds, butterflies do the job, too. Explore our pollinator garden and see what’s buzzing around.

All Sea Squirts programs are held at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road.

Please wear appropriate indoor/outdoor attire for all classes.

Birthday Parties and Scouts

Birthday Parties

Look no further! CAS’s Coastal Center at Milford Point is the perfect place to hold your child’s next birthday party! Our staff has designed a wide range of “theme” parties to provide your child and their friends with a memorable and fun hands-on learning experience. Call 203-878-7440 for details.

Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Programs

Our updated scouting programs are 60-90 minutes long and are designed to help scouts earn their badges and learn about the environment.

Call 203-878-7440 for more information or to book a program for your scout today!




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