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All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.


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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Yule Log Workshop and Campfire

12/21/2019 @ 2:30 pm-4:00 pmCreate a yule log to decorate your home or give as a gift. Close out the afternoon with a campfire burning of our yule log and enjoy a delicious yule log treat.

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.



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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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