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Calendar of Events

For family and children's programs, please view the top section of the table.
For adult programs, workshops, and special events, please view the middle section of the table.
For volunteer events, please view the volunteer section of the table.
For projects that the reserve needs help with, but that are flexible, please view the help needed section.

Children's Program Schedule
children's program – Children's Program; family program – Family Program; special event – Special Event; volunteer event – Volunteer Event
Call (603) 778-0015 to register or for more information.

The Great Bay Discovery Center's Seasonal Hours calendar event

The Discovery Center is closed for the season and will reopen Wednesday May 2nd. Our seasonal hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, May-September, and weekends only in October.

The grounds are open year round dawn to dusk!

Summer Programs

Once Upon an Estuary calendar event
Perfect for 2-5 year olds! See ourflyer pdf file for details.

Summer BayVentures calendar event
Perfect for kids in entering 3rd-6th grade! Please see our flyer pdf file for details.

Summer BayVentures Jr calendar event
Perfect for kids entering 1st-4th grade! Please see our flyer pdf file for details.

Adult Programs and Workshops - Great Bay Discovery Center/Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, call 778-0015 for more information or to pre-register.
adult program – Adult Program; coastal training program – Coastal Training Program Event; family program – Family Program;
special event – Special Event; volunteer event – Volunteer Event; kayak trip – Kayak Trip

Lunch and Learn calendar event

Our last lecture is Friday March 23rd at noon. Join us for a fun and casual way to learn something new! Bring your lunch, and we will provide drinks and dessert. No RSVP required. For more details see our flyer pdf file.

Volunteer Events and Opportunities-Great Bay Discovery Center/Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center
Call 778-0015 or email melissa.brogle@wildlife.nh.gov to RSVP to an event or to become a volunteer

Volunteer Educators calendar event

Do you like to spend time outside? How about spending time with kids? Then our education program might be a good fit for you....volunteer your time and teach school children about the natural history of Great Bay! Spend time outside, and get kids excited about nature and connected to the outdoors. Training is provided and volunteers sign up for shifts that are convenient for them. For more information please see our flyer pdf file

Exhibit Room Volunteers calendar event

Our exhibit room is a wonderful way to help the public learn about Great Bay, and we are looking for volunteers! Exhibit room volunteers greet the public, answer questions, assist with the discovery tank, and sell items from our small store. For more information please see our flyer pdf file.

Adopt-a-Spot calendar event

We have several gardens, play boats, and a small manmade stream, all available for adoption! It is the perfect family vollunteer opportunity. We are looking for a volunteers to take care of these 'spots'....weekly weeding, pruning, watering, small repairs, and cleaning. Volunteers tend their 'spot' when it is convenient for them, spending approximately one hour per week, April through October and more time twice a year for seasonal cleanups of teh gardens or boat painting. See our flyer pdf file or for more details and to volunteer contact Melissa.

Phenology Citizen Science Program calendar event

Help us collect phenology data about important species around the Discovery Center. The schedule is very flexible, and this is a great activity for families! Training is provided. For more information please see our flyer pdf file.

Help Needed with Flexible, Fun Projects!

This section is updated as oppprtunities arise, please check back often.


*Great Bay Stewards members receive discounts on most programs. Interested in learning about becoming a member of the Great Bay Stewards, the non-profit friends group of the Reserve? Please visit their website.

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