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Coastal Center at Milford Point

Coastal Center Programs & Events

Spring Gardening Series

Join us in our Pollinator Garden this spring for a series of discovery walk and talks.  
Learn easy care ways to create gardens that help birds, bees, butterflies, and you.

Herb Gardening for Pollinators and You!
Saturday, May 26
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Herbs are more than a savory addition to our dinner plate. They are an important food source for pollinators. Planting herbs for yourself also benefits the local pollinators. We’ll walk through the Coastal Center garden to discover which herbs attract which pollinators.

Pre-registration required. $5 members; $10 non-members.

Click here to register.


Easy Perennial Gardening for Beginners
Saturday, June 2
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Perennial? Annual? What’s the difference? Join our garden crew to learn the secrets of adding perennials to your garden. Take a closer look at our gardens to see how it’s done.

Pre-registration required. $5 members; $10 non-members.

Click here to register.


Planting for Pollinators and Birds!
Saturday, June 9
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Birds and pollinators are on the lookout for food, shelter, and places to nest. Discover the plants and shrubs that attract birds and pollinators to your yard.

Pre-registration required. $5 members; $10 non-members.

Click here to register.


Project Limulus: Horseshoe Crabs and Long Island Sound

Sunday, June 10
1 p.m.

Gather inside for a short information session about Project Limulus and discover what they have learned about horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound. Then head to the beach in search of these amazing creatures.

Presented by Project Limulus researchers from Sacred Heart University.

Participants should wear shoes or boots that can get wet and sandy. Pre-registration required. $5 members; $10 non-members.

Click here to register.


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.

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

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

Please wear appropriate indoor/outdoor attire.


Book Talk and Signing

Sunday, June 24
1 p.m.

Join us for a book talk and signing with Frank Gallo, former associate director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point.

His recently completed bird finding guide, Birding in Connecticut, is full of information valuable to birders of all skill levels.

Containing clear and up-to-date bar graphs showing seasonal occurrence and abundance for every Connecticut bird species, it also has QR code links to continually updated information on the occurrence and abundance of birds at each location. With its beautiful illustrations, maps and color photographs, Birding in Connecticut is the ideal resource for experts and novices alike.

This is a free event. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.


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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