Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Center at Fairfield

Programs and Events at the Center at Fairfield

Spring Programs Are Here!


Be sure to download our Spring Program brochure for all the great spring programs and events at the Center at Fairfield!

Programs fill quickly, so register today!




Nature Nursery

Wednesdays, March 27 – May 8 (no class April 17)
10 – 10:45 a.m.

Young children will discover the wonders of nature during this enriching program. Activities may include stories, crafts, games, experiments, live animal visitors and outdoor explorations.

Ages 2-3 with a participating adult. Please wear appropriate indoor/outdoor attire and footwear. Six program series fee: Members $90, Non-members $120. Single program fee: Members $15/class, Non-members $20/class. Pre-registration is required. Register here for the series. For single sessions, register below:

March 27: Click here to register.
April 3: Click here to register.
April 10: Click here to register.
April 24: Click here to register.
May 1: Click here to register.
May 8: Click here to register.


Junior Animal Care Keeper

Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 (no class April 16)
3:30 to 5 p.m.

Help care for the Center’s animals. From gross to glamorous, learn about animal husbandry care, preparing and offering food and ensuring they have a healthy setting.

For students in grades 6 and 7. Six-week series: Members $90 per child, Non-members $120 per child. Pre-registration required. To register, click here.


Bird Seed Sale: 20% Off

Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Pre-orders due Wednesday, April 3)

The Center at Fairfield Nature Store will be offering a 20% discount on premium bird seed on Saturday, April 13. To ensure that adequate supplies are available, pre-ordering is strongly recommended. Download the seed sale form to place your order (forms must be received by Wednesday, April 3).

While you’re at the Nature Store, be sure to browse our entire selection of nature-themed bird book, binoculars, field guides and more!


Boy Scout Badge Day

Saturday, April 6
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Boy Scout – Bird Study: 9 a.m. – Noon
Webelos – Into the Wild: 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Webelos – Into the Woods:
9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Bear – Fur, Feathers & Ferns: 9 – 10 a.m. or 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wolf – Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path: 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Tiger – Tiger in the Wild:
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$10/scout per badge. Badge not included. Pre-registration required. Click here for the Registration Form. Badge Day is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. For questions, please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.


Peeper Prowl

Friday, April 12
7 – 9 p.m.

Come and listen with us for spring peepers in our marsh and ponds. We will look for secretive animals like spotted salamanders and spring peepers. 

Age appropriate for 6 years and older. No strollers. Boots, flashlights and warm clothes, please! Children must be with an adult. Cost per person: Member $7, Non-member $10. Pre-registration required. To register, click here.


Spring Break Camp

April 15 – 17 (Monday – Wednesday)
Full and half day sessions starting at 9 a.m.; Ages 4 to 8

Join us as we welcome back the animals and plants that have been hiding all winter…see what they’ve been up to! Together with our teacher naturalists, campers will investigate the Larsen Sanctuary (weather permitting) to look for evidence of spring’s arrival. This program includes live animals, craft making and outdoor explorations.

Snack provided. Send a nut-free lunch (required). Half day: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Members $50/day, Non-members $75/day. Full day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Members $96/day, Non-members $120/day. Pre-registration required. To register, see below:

Half Day Registration:
April 15: Click here to register.
April 16: Click here to register. 
April 17: Click here to register.   
Full Day Registration:
April 15: Click here to register.
April 16: Click here to register. 
April 17: Click here to register.   


Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Family fun includes egg hunt, crafts and a visit from a special rabbit! Morning hunt has a continental breakfast and afternoon hunt includes healthy snacks.

Members $10/child, $5/adult; Non-members $15/child, $5/adult. Pre-registration required. Register below:

10 a.m. registration: Click here.
1 p.m. registration: Click here.



Spring Migration Bird Walks With Miley

Photo by Abigail Ray Kozel

Thursdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Join Milan Bull, senior director of Science and Conservation, for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails.

All levels of birders are welcome. Rain cancels. Members/Non-members $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Call 203-254-6305, ext 109 to register.





Migration Madness: Full Moon Walk

Friday, May 17
7 p.m.

When the sun goes down, many animals are just starting their day and the night comes alive with activity! Become a night watcher with our naturalist and explore the Sanctuary listening for animals who prefer the cover of darkness. A visit with a live owl will complete the evening.

Bring a flashlight. For ages 8 and up. Members $7, Non-members $10. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.



Migration Madness: Intro to Backyard Birding Workshop

Photo by Frank Mantlik

Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m. – noon

This class offers the basics in backyard birding. You’ll learn how to identify backyard birds by sight and sound, who is at the feeder during each season and what their feeding habits are.

We’ll discuss bird characteristics, attracting birds to your feeder, what bird feeders and seed to use, and where to place feeders for bird safety and best viewing. Enjoy a walk after the presentation to see what birds we might find. Adults only. Members $10, Non-members $15. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.


Migration Madness: Nature Photography Fun

Photo by Sharon Cuartero

Sunday, May 19
2 p.m.

Join avid wildlife photographers Brian Bennett, and Rich Stone for a bird walk with a focus on photography. They will help you understand the capabilities and limitations of your camera. You will also learn the basics of f-stop, shutter speed, focus and ISO.

Adults only. Members $15, Non-members $20. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.



Click here for statewide Migration Madness and Birdathon information (more events will be added, so check back frequently) and also download our flyer.



Registration is Open for Summer Camp!

Summer Camp sessions will be held June 10 – August 16.
Click here for complete details including registration information.

Registration for our ever-popular Summer Camp program at the Center at Fairfield is now open. Camp will be held through August 16, 2019.

  • Connecticut Audubon Society’s Summer Camps are staffed by experienced teacher-naturalists from CAS Centers and college-educated men and women who have experience working with children.
  • Our Summer Camp staff is First Aid, CPR, & Epi-Pen trained.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios ensure all campers have a safe, fun and educational camp experience.
  • Our Summer Camp staff strive to provide a variety of hands-on activities each day.

Camps fill quickly…download our brochure today so you can choose your camp sessions and register.


Animal Care Volunteers Needed

Tuesdays and Fridays: 3 – 5 p.m. 

Our Animal Care Program provides a unique opportunity for teenagers, ages 13-18 years old, to experience animal husbandry first hand. Animal Care volunteers assist with daily feeding, habitat cleaning and general animal care housekeeping, as well as handling animals under direct supervision. 

Our live animal collection includes permanently injured or otherwise human-dependent reptiles, birds and mammals which are all an integral part of our educational programming. Current volunteer needs are for Fridays and Tuesdays (choose one or both days) during the school year from 3 – 5 p.m.

For more information about Animal Care volunteer opportunities, email the Animal Care Supervisor. Click here to download the Animal Care volunteer application.





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