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Programs & Events at the Center at Glastonbury

On-demand customized programs offered all year:

Let your child celebrate a birthday with a party at the Center at Glastonbury – click here to learn how!

From Daisies & Cubs to Gold & Eagle, we can offer your scouts customized science and nature-related programs, either here or at your site – click here for info.



It’s not too early to register for the sessions your age 3-12 children want!
Group sizes are limited and popular sessions fill up early. Click here for details.


Great Meadows Bird Walk

Eastern Towhee (Lea Kessler Shaw)

Saturday, June 9, 7 a.m.

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
( / 860-633-8402)

Meet Larry Lunden & Michelle Eckman at the Center to carpool to the site.

Click here to learn about this state-designated “Important Bird Area” in the Connecticut River watershed.

Members $7, non-members $10.
Limit 20 participants. Click here to register.


Through The Lens – Family Nature Photography

Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033

Connect with nature through the lens of your camera and see the world from a different perspective. This fun experience is open to kids ages 8-14 and their favorite adults. Craig Norton will give a short instructional session in the Nature Center; then we will venture out into Earle Park to be inspired by the beauty we find. Any device with a camera is welcome and no experience is necessary.

Craig Norton ( has been taking pictures since he was 8 years old, has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and has been teaching photography for 14 years. Craig was awarded “Teaching Artist of the Year” in 2012 & 2016 and published “Rock The Shot,” an inspirational/instructional book on photography.

Members $15, non-members $20. Click here to reserve your seat.


Kettle Ponds of Central Connecticut

Saturday, September 22, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
( / 860-633-8402)

Dr. Robert Thorson, Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut and author of The Guide to Walden Pond

The program will begin with a slide lecture about the Hydrology and Ecology of the Kettle Ponds of Central Valley, Connecticut.

Then Dr. Thorson will lead a tour of Glastonbury’s Great Pond.

Q&A will follow. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing as a fundraiser for The Connecticut Audubon Society.

Members $8, Non-members $10. Click here to reserve your seat.


Summer Camp for Ages 3-12: Register Now

Registration has begun for Summer Camp at the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033.

Eight Sessions, Monday-Friday,  9-noon (ages 3-12) or 9-4  (ages 6-12 & Junior Counselors only):

June 18-22 & July 23-27 — Wild Things and Wet Lands!
June 25-29 & July 30-Aug 3 — Outdoor Creativity and Engineering
(July 2-6 — No Camp)
July 9-13 & August 6-10 — Bird SuperHeroes!
July 16-20 & August 13-17 — Science in Nature

Students ages 14-18 are welcome to become Junior Counselors, assisting experienced staff working with campers.

Lunches and after-camp care are also available.

Click here for the camp brochure with program details, here to register or here for additional camp information.

You may also register by mail or in person using these forms:
Mail-in registration form
Medical form
Medical Authorization Release form


Master Naturalist Training Program

The next offering of this periodic series is not yet scheduled. If you are interested in a future offering, please email Michelle at or call her at 860-633-8402 ext 205.

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033.

Learn about our region’s natural history through Connecticut Audubon’s Master Naturalist program, an eight-week series of field experiences.

Topics will include ornithology, herpetology, botany, citizen science and more during 32 hours of classroom instruction by nature and conservation experts. Click here to see the course syllabus.

Tentative cost is $205 for Connecticut Audubon members, $260 for non-members (includes one-year membership). In exchange for this greatly reduced training fee, we ask for a 40 hour volunteer commitment during the succeeding year.

This limited-size class usually fills quickly so, if you are interested, claim your seat promptly when the next dates are announced. Registrations are not accepted after a series has begun.


Animal Care Program

Turtellini (Eastern Box Turtle) getting some TLC

What is the Animal Care Program?

The animals at the Center at Glastonbury are a part of many of our education programs and need care 6 days a week to stay healthy and happy. Animal care is important, yet can be expensive and time-consuming.

Our Animal Care Program is an opportunity for people to volunteer their time and bond with a live animal, while also providing the organization with invaluable assistance that we otherwise could not afford.

Responsibilities include weekly care on a specific day or days of the week.  Care usually includes feeding, changing or filling the water container, cleaning of the cage, and socialization with the animals.

Do I have to have experience?

Training will be provided by the staff.  Each animal has different requirements, so training is required whenever you begin working with a new animal. All that is required is a willingness to learn and follow instructions. And a few other things…

What is required to be an animal caretaker?

  • You must be at least 7 years old.
  • Individual or family must be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
  • Children under age 16 MUST BE accompanied by an adult during EACH animal care-taking session.

For more information, please click here for program details and a printable application form or contact our Animal Care Coordinator, Linda Hincks, at


BIRTHDAY PARTIES at the Center at Glastonbury

Let your child celebrate his/her next birthday at our nature center!

Each 90-minute party includes your choice of teacher-led programs, such as a hands-on experience with some of our animals, exploring Tom’s Pond in adjacent Earle Park or a walk in the woods; the rest of the time is yours to plan and prepare for.

Please click here to download the Birthday Party Brochure with all the details you need to know or here to print a Birthday Party Application Form which can be brought to the center to schedule your party.





Nature Programs for Girl and Boy Scouts

Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts

From Daisies and Cubs to Gold and Eagle, the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury has programs and project ideas for every age. Our staff looks forward to working with you help your scouts achieve science and nature-related badge requirements, including conservation, ecology, habitats and bird study.

Watch this page for periodic badge workshops offered here by your state organizations.

If you would like a customized program for your scouts, either here or at your site, please contact Catie Resor at or 860-633-8402 ext 204.





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