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 summer calendar of events or our fall calendar of events.

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Sunset Paddle - Canoe

09/19/2014 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pmKick off the weekend with a cruise around Otter Point Creek exploring wherever the tide allows. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky.

People in the Park

09/20/2014 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pmCelebrate World Parks Day at Leight Park while we go on a scavenger hunt, fish seine, and roast marshmallows over a fire.

Members Only - Maritime Museum and Turkey Point Sunset Cruise

09/20/2014 @ 12:00 pm-9:00 pmWe have arranged a behind-the-scenes tour of Kilby Cream BioDigestor and the Upper Chesapeake Maritime Museum as well as 2 1/2 hours aboard the "Miss Clare" for a sunset history and nature cruise, all for the discounted price of $20. Transportation provided. Bring money to enjoy a meal in North East. Kilby Cream treat on us. *Meet at the Estuary Center

PhenoForays - Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Flowers

09/21/2014 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmPhenology is the study of the timing of recurring life cycle stages of plants and animals. We are seeking volunteers to help monitor flowering plants, butterflies and dragonflies for Project BudBurst and Nature's Notebook, online databases that scientists use to understand the effects of climate change on the phenology of native species. One-half mile of easy walking. Register for one, several or all six phenoforays.

Nature Tots

09/22/2014 @ 9:30 am-10:30 amExplore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike.



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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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