Programs and Events at the Center at Fairfield
Because of concerns about COVID-19, the Center building is closed and all indoor and outdoor programs are cancelled through the end of April. Summer Camp registration is open; click here for more information. Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries are open for hiking. Please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers and birders. We will be continually re-evaluating the situation and make decisions accordingly. The Nature Store is also closed, however, click here for information regarding purchasing bird seed.
Join Connecticut Audubon’s Dr. Science to Discover, Uncover and Explore
In this new video series, Connecticut Audubon’s Dr. Science will take us into sanctuaries and on trails to help us examine nature up close.
During these fun investigations of the natural world, children will discover how different habitats are coming to life in the spring season — right outside our doors! Uncover the mysteries of wildlife not always visible to untrained eyes. Explore the woods, fields, ponds and shore to learn fun facts about native animals and plants, and how we can protect and enjoy our world responsibly, without leaving a trace.
Did you know that skunk cabbage generates heat? Join Dr. Science to find out, and learn more fun facts about the amazing world of plants and animals in southwestern Connecticut. Stay tuned for the next installment of Dr. Science and see the natural world in whole new way!
Summer Camp Registration Is Open!
Weekly Sessions Available
Monday, June 15 through Friday, August 14
Children ages 4-14 thrive with an excellent balance of summer fun and discovery. Activities take advantage of the natural features and habitats right at our Center’s doorstep.
Popular sessions fill quickly, so be sure to sign up soon. Click here for complete information and and registration.
Junior Animal Care Keeper
Wednesdays, March 25 – May 6
MARCH 25 – APRIL 29 CANCELLED
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Help care for the Center’s animals! From gross to glamorous, learn about animal care, preparing and offering food, and ensuring they have a healthy setting. For students in grades 6 and 7.
Per session fee: Members $15, Non-members $20. Pre-registration required. Click here to register for May 6. This will be held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield.
Toddler Nature Explorers
Tuesdays: March 31 – May 19
MARCH 31 – APRIL 21 CANCELLED
10 – 11 a.m.
Young children will discover the wonders of nature during this enriching program. We will explore animal life in the sanctuary, create crafts, read a story, and have fun learning with experiments and games.
Ages 2-3 with a participating adult. Pre-registration is required. Members $15/class, Non-members $20/class. This will be held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield. Please register below.
Spring Break Camp
ALL DAYS CANCELLED
Tuesday-Friday, April 14 – 17
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join us to 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 also includes live animals, craft making and outdoor explorations. Ages 4 – 8. Rain or shine. Bring a snack and a nut-free lunch (required); dress to go outside.
Annual Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11
10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Get ready for an exciting time at our annual Egg Hunt! Family fun will include egg hunt, crafts and a visit from a special rabbit. Morning hunt has a continental breakfast and the afternoon hunt includes healthy snacks.
Rain or shine. Members $10/child, $5/adult; Non-members $15/child, $5/adult.
Miley’s Spring Bird Walks
Thursdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28
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. Adults. Rain cancels. Members $5, Non-members $7. Pre-registration required. This is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield. Please register below.
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Boy Scout Badge Day
Thanks for all who participated in our November 2019 Boy Scout Badge Day.
Please check this page for periodic badge workshops.
Sponsor an Ambassador Bird
Sponsoring an Ambassador Bird at the Center at Fairfield is a rewarding way to ensure the welfare of a bird of prey that cannot survive on its own. It’s a unique present for someone special or as a treat for yourself!
Your sponsorship will support the daily upkeep of your chosen bird, and the considerable amount of scrumptious raptor feed it eats — and yes — that does mean dead mice and rats!
You can also honor your favorite person, organization, teacher, or class with the gift of an owl, falcon or hawk sponsorship. It’s the perfect way to symbolically introduce them to the hunters of the sky! Click here for sponsorship information.
Celebrate your child’s birthday with The Connecticut Audubon Society! We provide a fun-filled, 45-minute nature-based program of your choice for your child and 15 guests. Program offerings include: Totally Turtles, Slither & Slime, Creature Feature, Winged Wonder and more!
Parties are available on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. -noon or 1-2:30 p.m. Weekday parties available on a limited basis by request.
Click here to view the brochure. For more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.
The Center at Fairfield offers several adult programs which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group or organization.
The Birds of Prey program includes meeting one or more raptors, learning about their natural history and critical role in the environment. In the Meet the Animals interactive workshop, unlock the basics behind how scientists classify them and discover how animals are related. The Backyard Birding class is an introduction to the basics of backyard birding and creating a bird-friendly sanctuary.