Center at Fairfield

Center at Fairfield

Programs and Events at the Center at Fairfield

Fall Programs Are Here!

We have a great line up of fall programs!  Click here for the brochure.


Nature Nursery, Fall Harvest

Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 20
10 – 10:45 a.m. (no class Oct. 9)

Ages 2-3 with a participating adult

What do all the animals do in the fall? How do they prepare for winter? Where do the leaves go? Each week we will discover the answers to these questions. Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals. Please wear appropriate indoor/outdoor attire. Seven-week series: members $72, non-members $96. Single class: members $12/class, non-members $16/class.  Nature Nursery is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Click here to register online.  If you have questions please call: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.


Junior Animal Care Keeper

Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 21  3:30 – 5 p.m.

Students in grades 6 and 7

Help care for the Center’s animals. From gross to glamorous, learn about animal husbandry and     prepare and serve food to help ensure the animals have a healthy living environment. Seven-week   series: members $72/child: non-members $96/child.  This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Registration is required.  To register online click here.  Call 203-259-6305 to register or for questions.


Girl Scout Badge Day

The dates for badge day are October 21, 2017 and April 28, 2018.  And new this year Daisy Day – January 20, 2018 — Rosie’s Story.

Brownie Bugs
9 – 10 a.m.  
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Brownie Hikers
9 – 10 a.m.  
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Animal Habitat
9 – 11 a.m. 

9 – 11 a.m.

$14/scout per badge.

Pre-registration required.  For the 2017-2018 Program Resource Guide click here.  To register, click the Activities Tab on or click here.

 Badge Day is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  For questions please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Enchanted Forest

Have a hoot of a good time!

Friday, October 27
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.


You’ll have a fun – but not scary – experience being escorted through the luminary trail and learning about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat.   After the hike, enjoy indoor activities and snacks. Dress for the weather. This event is held rain or moonshine!  No strollers please!

Guided walks leave every 15 minutes beginning at 5:15 p.m. The last walk leaves at 7:15 p.m. 

CAS members $10/child, $2/adult. Non-members $15/child, $2/adult.

Non-member – click here to register.

Connecticut Audubon Society Member – click here to register.


Boy Scout Badge Day

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$10/scout per badge

Join our teacher/naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike in the Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements!

Boy Scout – Bird Study  9 a.m. – Noon

Webelos – Into the Wild
                    Into the Woods  9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Bear – Fur, Feathers and Ferns 9 – 10 a.m. or 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
or 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

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.

Pre-registration required.  Click here for the Registration Form.


Veterans Day Fun!

Friday, November 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages 6 – 8

School is out and it’s a day of fun at the Center at Fairfield! The day will be filled with a variety of nature-based activities including crafts, live animal visits and weather permitting, outdoor exploration in the Sanctuary. Snack provided. Send a nut-free lunch. Fee: members $35/day, non-members $40/day.  The program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Pre-registration required.  Click here to register. For questions please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.


Backyard Birding

Saturday, November 11
10 – 11 a.m.

Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound.  Discover bird feeding habits and ways to attract them to your feeder.  Free.  Ages 12 and up.  This event is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  To register call: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Night Hike

Friday, November 17
7- 8:30 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 naturalists and explore the Sanctuary looking for the animals who prefer the cover of darkness. Cider and a visit with a live bird of prey complete the evening. Bring a flashlight. Fee: members $3/person (family max. $10); non-members $6/person (family max. $15). No strollers please.  Pre-registration required.  To register click here.  For questions please call: 203-259-6305 ext. 109. 
This event is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.


Organic Herb Wreath-Making with Sal Gilbertie

Saturday, November 18
10 a.m. – Noon
This is an adult program.

Herb wreaths wrap up the scents and symbols of the holiday season. For those who would like to fashion their own fresh and dried herb wreath, this is the perfect workshop to attend!

Sal Gilbertie, renowned as one of the country’s leading experts in herbs, will lead this class creating a wreath out of organic fresh and dried herbs harvested from Gilbertie’s Herb Farm.

Participants will learn how to create a beautiful herbal design using color, texture and balance. This 15” diameter fragrant wreath will contain a variety of organic herbs including: fresh bay, rosemary, thyme, sage and lavender.  Your holiday wreath will undoubtedly be full of herbal cheer! $45 for members and $50 for non-members.  All materials included.  Please bring scissors.

Pre-registration required.

Click here to register.

Fall Walk

Saturday, November 18

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Hike the trails with our naturalist and discover what fall has to offer in the Sanctuary. The hike is over varied terrain. All ages welcome but no strollers, please. Donation suggested.  This walk is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Please call to register at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.





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