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Coastal Center at Milford Point

Coastal Center Programs & Events

Winter Vacation Fun

December 27, 28, 29
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages 4-8

Winter’s no reason to stay inside. Bundle up and come to the Coastal Center for Winter Vacation Fun. Whether we’re indoors or out, there will be plenty of hands-on nature-based activities. Different outdoor explorations, crafts, stories, experiments, and games planned each day.

Each child should come prepared with winter outerwear, snack, lunch, and water bottle.

Members $45/day, non-members $50/day.    

Pre-registration required. 
Non-members registration online click here.
Member registration online click here.

To register call: 203-878-7440. 

This program is held at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road.

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

Saturday, January 6, & Sunday, January 7, 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

First Aid training with hands-on scenarios that provide realistic experiences! Completion of this course meets the Connecticut Summer Camp Licensing Boards’ First Aid Requirements.

This is a great course for scout leaders. Accepted as a re-certification course for WFR (80-hour first responder).

Bring your own bagged lunch both days. Dress for the weather as sections of the course will be outdoors. This course is held at the Coastal Center.

Please register ASAP since space is limited to 20 participants.

Fee: $220 includes snacks and drinks.  

Pre-registration required and payment due in full upon registrations ($155 non-refundable).
Call the Coastal Center 203-878-7440 ext. 502 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. Please call: 203-878-7440.

Mammals Get Ready for Winter
Tuesday, November 14
10 – 11 a.m.
Winter arrives and it’s cold and blustery outside.  Explore how our native mammals prepare for the harsh winter months.

December—No Class

Birds at the Feeder
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
Not all or our birds fly south for the winter. Find out which birds hang out in Connecticut. Make a bird feeder to help feed our feathered friends during the cold winter months

Groundhog Day
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
According to legend, on February 2nd, the groundhog (also known as the woodchuck) will come out of his burrow and look for his shadow. Is spring coming or will winter be here for six more weeks?

Spiders Spin Webs
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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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