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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.

August 20, 1:00 PMAges 6-10Refuge Explorers
August 26, 9:30 AMAges 2-5Refuge Fledglings Hour — Nature-themed Program for Kids

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.

Sunday, August 20, 1:00 PM

Refuge Explorers

Calling all explorers: come join us for a monthly adventure! See nature come alive as we discover our surroundings and learn about the refuge from the pages of books to the forests and wetlands.

Refuge Explorers is a hands-on program for 6-10 year olds focused on getting kids outside and engaged in nature. Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and an adventure! Family friendly, siblings welcome. Contact Ranger Katie at for more information.

Saturday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 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 fish. 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 9:30am – 10:30 AM. For 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome. Held at the Visitor Center.