Annual Events

Guided Canoe Trips

Guided Canoe Trips: Learn the history, wildlife and ecology of the Hammonassett River. Canoes, life vests and paddling instruction provided or bring your own canoe or kayak. Please sign up in advance. $5 per participant.

Fireside Stories

Native American stories, fables and tails told beside a fire with marshmallows provided.


View the night sky through many large telescopes and learn interesting facts about astronomy.

Night Hike / Owl Prowl

Test your night vision and learn how it works while searching for owls and other nocturnal animals. This is a great opportunity to visit the park after dark.

Early Morning Bird Walks

Get up with the birds as Ranger Russ guides you along the trails and beaches to find the wonderful birds that visit Connecticut.

Seal Search

Explore the beautiful shore of Hammonassett, searching for seals, birds and other winter visitors.

Sunset Beachcombing

Comb the beach with Ranger Russ and discover what washes up from the depths of Long Island Sound while viewing a spectacular sunset.

School Vacations

Visit the Nature Center on vacation days and check out our special programs.

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