Event information: 2016

There’s always something going on at Carrie Murray Nature Center. Find nature fun for all ages.

Birthday parties in the wild.
Celebrate with some
real party animals
Bring your students
to the great outdoors.
Get the Carrie Murray
Nature Center’s
Educator’s Packet
Ask about our staff
bringing an animal
program
to your school
or festival

Pre-Registration is often requested. Please call (410) 396-0808

Full information about each event follows.

We are happy to announce that the Carrie Murray Nature Center will be open the
second Sunday of each month from April through November.

Second Sunday hours will be from noon-3:00pm.


Saturday, September 17:

Carrie Murray Creations

( 10 am–3 pm )
$2 per person.

bug for felting Stop by at any point during the day and make a nature or recycling craft with us. While you’re here visit with our animals and enjoy a stroll in the park!

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Saturday, October 1:

Fall Wild Images

( 11 am–2 pm )
$35 per photographer, $15 for photography classes and clubs.

broad winged hawk Spend the day with our birds of prey! Take pictures of our resident injured and orphaned birds in natural settings. Some of our other animals may also make an appearance! Whether you are a professional or a novice, take advantage of taking pictures of these beautiful animals up close.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, October 22:

Pow Wow of the Harvest Moon-Duninudi

(10 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Free event!

Indian DrumJoin the Carrie Murray Nature Center in Celebrating Native American Art and Culture, The Moon of the Ripening Corn, and the Friends Made Ceremony.
Activities will include Story Telling, Ceremonies, Smudging, Labyrinth Walking, Native American Dancing & Drumming, as well as Singing of Native American songs, and Native American Flute playing.
Native American Art & Crafts will be available. Food Vendors will also be present, including Native American Fry Bread.

Please join us! Aho mitake oyasin (all my relations). No pets please.

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Friday, October 21:

Zombie Outbreak Hike

( 5 pm–8 pm )
$10 per person. Only $5 if you come dressed as a zombie!

zombie Do you have the guts to hike with the zombies? If so, we have an evening hike for you! This hike will be led by zombie naturalists…we may even run into more along the way! After the hike we will build a fire, make s’mores, and if you like and are of age! you can have a few drinks. This is a BYOB event.
No Pets Please.

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Friday, October 28:

Owloween Prowl

( 6 pm–8 pm )
$10/person.
owl image Want to learn about owls? We have 9 rescued owls here at CMNC.  This evening will include an owl program, owl pellet dissection, and calling for owls in the wild.
Enjoy a fire under the moon!
We will make s’mores and sip on hot chocolate while learning about these beautiful birds.
No Pets Please. No Open Toed Shoes.

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Friday, November 4:

Basket Bingo

( 6pm–9 pm )
$20 gets you 20 games!

bingo Help out our animals by joining us for a fun evening of bingo. There will be themed basket prizes and “bingo food” will be available. This fundraiser is a bargain!
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, November 5:

Nature Scavenger Hunt-What’s in the Woods?

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

detectiveThis is the third in a series of scavenger hunts that we are doing this year. Will it be about trees, insects, birds, or plants? You won’t know unless you come check it out! Attendance of the other scavenger hunts is not a prerequisite. Prizes will be awarded to every participant who completes the scavenger hunt.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, November 19:

Turkey Time Drawing and Turkey Talk

( 11 am–2 pm )
$7 per person.

turkeyIf you are an artist or are interested in learning how to draw wildlife, come join us! Sharon, our resident MICA Grad student, will be teaching and giving pointers on still life drawing fit for the Holidays! This program will be informational as well. Bring your best turkey questions with you! Basic drawing supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, December 3:

A Critter Christmas

( 12pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

partySometimes the animals have a hard time finding enough to eat during the winter months. Join us in decorating an outdoor Christmas tree that also helps feed our feathered and furred friends! Let’s make their holiday special too!
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, December 10:

Kitchen Magician

(12 pm–2 pm )
$7/per person, children 3 and under are FREE.

kitchen scale Come learn how to grow plants from kitchen scraps you would normally throw away. You will be surprised at what you can do! Get a jump on spring!
No Pets Please.

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