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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 OPCA online registration or HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

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

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Winter Solstice Celebration

12/22/2018 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pmCelebrate the shortest day of the year. Cozy up around the pellet stove to listen to a story and sip hot chocolate. Follow up with a short hike to collect materials to create a solstice lantern for home.

Full Moon Campfire

12/22/2018 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pmDid you know that winter is the best time for stargazing? View the full moon on this cool night with a campfire to keep us warm.

Holiday Open House

12/23/2018 @ 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. Donations welcome.

Meet a Critter

12/23/2018 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmCheck out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special.

Twiggy Creatures

12/29/2018 @ 11:00 am-12:30 pmThe leaves have fallen and the forest is bare. Enter the woods to search for wildlife and to collect items to make a Twiggy creature!



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