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Attention all program registrants: All programs require pre-registration for the forseeable future. There will be no drop-in programs. Please be advised all programs will take place outdoors with social distancing and face masks are recommended to be available for use.


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 summer calendar of events.

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Meet a Critter

12/22/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmCheck out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special.

Signs of the Season

12/28/2019 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pmWinter has officially arrived! Search the woods for signs of the season, and collect natural items to decorate a salt dough winter wreath or diorama. Hot chocolate provided.

Critter Dinner Time

12/28/2019 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pmWatch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Holiday Open House

12/29/2019 @ 12:30 pm-4:30 pmGather up your family and guests and drop in to the Estuary Center for a relaxing afternoon visit with the naturalist, celebrating a year of accomplishments, taking a holiday themed photo with the critters, and enjoying light refreshments.

Eve of New Year's Ever Sunset Social

12/30/2019 @ 4:30 pm-7:00 pmGather around the fire surrounded by good friends, good food, and what is surely the finest sunset on the east coast, for an evening of celebrating 2019 and looking forward to 2020. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Please register by December 28.



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