Families enjoying the many events for Kids & Families at Rookery Bay | National Estuarine Research Reserve

Family Fun & Virtual Activities

Adults and children of all ages will discover the wonders of our coastal environment, engaging in a wide array of educational activities and events offered throughout the year.


Get your hands on virtual resources to help your kids continue their education about Rookery Bay Research Reserve. Content includes worksheets, quizzes, videos and more. Your adventure awaits.


Saturday, September 24th 2022

National Estuaries Day

Join us as we journey into Rookery Bay Research Reserve during National Estuaries Day, Week, and Month! Enjoy labs, videos, boat tours, crafts and much more with our Estuary Heroes all month long.
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Saturday, November 19th 2022

Annual Classic Car Show

Building on the success of our prior car shows featuring more than 100 antique, muscle, and classic cars, this year’s event includes food trucks and family-friendly activities for all ages.
Saturday, December 17th 2022

Family Campout

Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s Family Campout is the perfect way to get familiar with tent camping while staying safe and local! Families can experience the outdoors while also enjoying some fun activities!
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Saturdays - Year Round

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your next birthday with us! With 5 different party crafts to choose from you and 19 other guests can enjoy the exciting activities we offer at the Environmental Learning Center.

Make a Difference

80% of polled 2019 National Estuaries Day attendees rated the educational programming as Excellent and 70% said they learned something that they will apply to a future action.

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