Activities for Kids
Throughout the year, the Friends run activities and programs especially for children as well as programs suitable for entire families. Please see below and our events page for our full listing of activities and programs.
The Refuge staff also has programs and information available for children. You can find this information at:
From the Friends' current event schedule, the following activities are of special interest to children.
Drumlin Farms 3-Day Camps at Assabet River NWR
Sign up now for Drumlin Farms 3-Day Camps at Assabet River NWR. The first camp starts June 27th, the last camp starts August 8th. See Drumlin Farms for details.
Saturday, June 3, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Family Day at the Refuge (Drumlin Farm Summer Camp Open House)
There will be family activities throughout the day ranging from face painting and storytelling to live animal presentations. This day is co-sponsored with Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Day Camp so come learn about summer camp at the refuge as well as getting outside to learn about the natural environment! This is a fun filled day to get to know the refuge and to find out why it is a wonderful place for families to visit.
Saturday, June 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Annual Fishing Event and Riverfest Activities at Great Meadows NWR
See here for details.
Saturday, June 24, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Refuge Fledglings Hour — Nature-themed Program Series for Kids
Join Refuge staff for Refuge Fledglings Hour, a nature-themed program series that includes crafts, stories, and games or songs that relate to a different topic each month. This month’s theme will be on turkeys. Check the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge facebook page for up to date information.
Programs are usually held the 4th Saturday of every month from 10:30am – 11:30 AM. For 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome. Held at the Visitor Center.