Public Programs

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In keeping with guidance from CDC and acting out of an abundance of caution, we are joining other community organizations in postponing programs scheduled for April & May. We know many people across the community will miss these events, but we are committed to doing our part to ensure public safety and slow the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and all relevant guidance and will reschedule when it is prudent to do so. 



Patuxent public programs are small-group interpretive activities conducted by staff and volunteers. The programs are designed for individuals and/or families. Some programs are "all ages". Some are intended for specific age ranges including groups as young as 18 months. Typically, registration is required. Programs are free.  

All programs are FREE, however, donations to The Friends of Patuxent are greatly appreciated! Programs DO require advance reservations and may be subject to changes or cancellation due to weather or low participation. Please call 301-497-5887 to make your reservation. Please notify the refuge of any special needs so that you may be accommodated.


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