National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration

Date(s) - 10/12/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration

We invite you to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.  Throughout the day, visitors will be admitted free of charge to enjoy a variety of family activities and exhibitors at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center.

Come engage in family friendly activities and outdoor recreation offered by refuge staff, partners and local conservation organizations.  Test your skill level at the mobile archery range. Soft foam tipped arrows guarantee fun for all ages. Enjoy fall sights and sounds on a wagon ride at 11:00 am around the Wildlife Loop.  At 1:00 pm, catch an exciting live animal show conducted by the Salisbury Zoo.

Learn more about wildlife and wild lands through hands-on exhibits, including native plants and gardening, soil painting, and a marine touch tank.  Get a bird’s eye view of the refuge from the top of the historic Assateague Lighthouse.

It is a day full of opportunities to connect with some of the country’s most pristine wildlife areas, right in your own backyard.

Rediscover your true nature and enjoy a day celebrating your National Wildlife Refuge System! 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit

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