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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 in May.

The grounds are open year round dawn to dusk!

Winter Programs

Once Upon a Winter Estuary calendar event
Perfect for 2-5 year olds! For more information see our flyer pdf file

Winter BayVentures calendar event
Perfect for kids in 1st-6th grade! For more information see our flyer pdf file

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 first lecture is Friday January 26th 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

Adopt-a-Garden calendar event

If you like to garden and want to spend some time outside, our adopt-a-garden program might be right for you! We have several gardens still available for adoption, for more details please see our flyer pdf file. Contact Melissa for more information.

Adopt-a-Stream calendar event

We have a small manmade stream that is prefect for lounging by, and for kids to get their hands and feet wet! We are looking for a volunteer to adopt the stream....weekly weeding, pruning, and cleaning (mostly netting out debris and moving around some rocks that may have shifted). For more details contact Melissa.

Adopt-A-Play Boat calendar event

Are you interested in volunteering but have limited time? Are you handy? This might be perfect for you! See our flyer pdf file for more info and contact Melissa at Melissa with any questions.

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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Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
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