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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 open seasonally. Our seasonal hours are May-September, Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, and weekends only in October. The building is closed November through April.

The grounds are open year round dawn to dusk so come explore! Be aware that we do not shovel or de-ice the boardwalk or outdoor stairs, so use caution.

Once Upon a Winter Estuary

For ages 2-5. 10:30a.m. -11:30a.m. on select Thursdays in January, February and March.
Come dressed ready for some winter wonder fun outdoors! We’ll start each program outside with activities, games and wintery walks. Following our outdoor exploration, we’ll move inside to warm with up with a story, craft and hot cocoa! See our flyer for dates and details 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

Our Lunch & Learn lecture series will begin in January. We will post more information here soon.

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-Spot calendar event

We have several gardens, play boats, and a small man-made 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.

Spring volunteer trainings are just around the corner! Check back soon for details.
Help Needed with Flexible, Fun Projects!

This section is updated as oppprtunities arise.


*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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