Programs

Choose Your Own Audubon Adventure

Discover nature through personalized guided outings with Sharon Audubon Center
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Programs

Choose Your Own Audubon Adventure

Discover nature through personalized guided outings with Sharon Audubon Center

Join a Sharon Audubon Center naturalist for a personal outdoor adventure at our nature sanctuary—or give one as the perfect gift! Enjoy a guided nature experience—with fun themes to choose from. You can reserve a program time for up to 9 people. Each program is up to two hours and is a daytime event unless otherwise noted. Family groups are welcome (best for children 7 or older). Wear your walking shoes that can get muddy, and bring a water bottle (optional) and smiles!

Registration/booking at least 14 days in advance of your desired program date is highly recommended. After booking your program, one of our naturalists will reach out to you to discuss your adventure date, details, and preferences. Please expect to follow current U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state COVID-19 guidelines at the time of your program.

For questions, please contact Bethany Sheffer at bethany.sheffer@audubon.org or 860-364-0520.

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PLEASE NOTE: Private Adventure purchases are final and non-refundable. If you cannot attend the program for any reason, you can share your purchase with another guest. In the event of extreme, inclement weather, we will work with you to reschedule. By signing up for this program, you are consenting to receive emails from Audubon about this program and our conservation work. You may opt-out of our emails at any time.

Exciting Adventures Await

NATURE HIKE (Any time of year) — Discover the wonders of nature on a private natural history outing along our Sharon Audubon Center trails, exploring plants, animals, and signs of the season. Nature is exciting and always changing, so you never know what we will find along the way! This program is ideal for people who want to enjoy beautiful scenery while hiking. We recommend this program for people comfortable hiking in areas with a slight incline for a portion of the experience.

Program Fee: $150

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WOODLAND BIRD OUTING (Any time of year) — Join us for a private birding experience through our forested sanctuary habitat. See more, hear more, and discover more in the woods. Sharon Audubon Center's woodlands provide great habitat for migrating birds, such as Warblers, Vireos, Orioles, and more. Get ready for an exciting adventure as we explore our beautiful and diverse mixed woodlands.

Program Fee: $150

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AVIARY ODYSSEY (Any time of year) — Get a private introduction to our birds of prey on a tour of our raptor aviaries. These non-releasable birds serve as education ambassadors for their species—helping to teach people about the importance of protecting animals and their natural habitats. Join us for a chance to meet these amazing birds up close.

Program Fee: $200

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OWL PROWL (January and February) — Enjoy a special guided adventure in search of one of the most beloved groups of birds—owls! We will be prowling for owls on a walk through meadow and forest in hopes of encountering one of the three owl species known to breed in Connecticut: the Great-horned Owl, Barred Owl, or Eastern Screech-Owl.

  • Evening event
  • Program Fee: $225

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PEEPER PROWL (March and April) — Let's go on a vernal pool hike in search of fantastic amphibians at Sharon Audubon Center! These animals are active and breeding in early spring and can be viewed moving from one body of water to another. We will enjoy a symphony of wood frog and spring peeper songs and hopefully uncover a spotted salamander or two.

  • Evening event
  • Program Fee: $225

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FIREFLY NIGHT (Late June to Early July) — Fireflies are nature’s own fireworks and their dazzling displays captivate the excitement of people of all ages. Join us at Sharon Audubon Center for a special private nighttime adventure to discover one of summer’s most special insects. Our journey will start with an introduction about the amazing lives of fireflies and how we can help protect them. Then as darkness falls you will have a chance to walk through meadow habitat and catch a glimpse of their magical bioluminescence.

  • Evening event
  • Program Fee: $225

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