Calendar of Events

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. 

M = Member price; NM = Nonmember price


Programs listed in the calendar are for individuals and families. If you have a group, such as scouts, that would like a program, please contact the Estuary Center or complete and return our Program Request Form.


Click here for online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our fall calendar of events or our winter calendar of events.

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Estuary Science Lab - Is the Water Alive?

01/30/2015 @ 4:30 pm-6:00 pmUse a microscope to see what is in the water where you boat and swim. Learn techniques to study and identify microorganisms.

World Wetlands Day Festival

01/31/2015 @ 12:00 pm-4:00 pmCelebrate World Wetlands Day inside at the Estuary Center! There will be food and fun activities for all ages. Visit for additional activities and information.

Wait - Am I Drowning?

02/01/2015 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmHow do wetland plant roots stay submerged in the water and mud? Can they breathe? Find out this and more as we explore the lives of cattail and phragmites. Use a reed pen to make an ink drawing as a memento.

Critter Dinner Time

02/07/2015 @ 10:30 am-11:00 amWatch our turtles, amphibians, and snakes eat as you learn about these fascinating creatures.

Nature Tales

02/08/2015 @ 1:00 pm-1:30 pmStory time with a natural twist! Come listen to some stories, learn new songs and move like the animals.



Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.


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OPCA is a non-profit organization
which supports all the great opportunities and programs at the Estuary Center. Find out more click here.

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688