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All programs have been cancelled until further notice.


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 HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

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

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Critter Dinner Time

11/09/2019 @ 10:30 am-11:30 amWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Autumn Color Chemistry

11/09/2019 @ 12:30 pm-1:30 pmWhy do leaves change color in the fall? Why are some autumns prettier than others? Why do some leaves fall and some don’t? And no, Jack Frost has NOTHING to do with it! Bring in leaves from your trees and take part in a “hands-on” lab to learn about the chemistry of autumn color.

iNaturalist Trek

11/09/2019 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pmTap into your inner naturalist and spend time searching Leight Park for interesting plants and animals! Using the iNaturalist app, help us build up our biodiversity data and learn how you can utilize this program on other hiking adventures.

Leaf Lanterns

11/10/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmIlluminate your home with the golden warm light of a fall foliage lantern crafted from leaves you’ve hand-selected while strolling through our woods.

Kiddy Campfire

11/16/2019 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pmBring your little one to enjoy a campfire on Otter Point Creek! Play games, sing songs, and learn how to stay safe around a fire. Roasted treats provided. *Meet at Pontoon Pier



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