visit the learning center

event list

kayak and boat tours

Rookery40th Square 150

Help us Celebrate 40 years!
September 29, 2018

Join us for our FREE annual celebration of the 29 estuarine research reserves around the nation. Called National Estuaries Day, the celebration recognizes the importance of estuaries. Also called "cradles of the ocean," this habitat is found where rivers meet the sea. 

National Estuaries Day activities

This annual event includes...

Staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips and stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, Estuary Encounter interactive marine life exhibit, kids' crafts, Junior Scientist activities, films, a food truck and more.

In the Art Gallery...

Enjoy Parallel Harmonies art exhibition with works by local artists. More here

elam portrait for NEDIn the Auditorium...

Immerse yourself in 40 years of coastal stewardship through a selection of short films by award-winning filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus and Live Oak Production Group. Shorts include cameos by individuals instrumental in the creation of the reserve and many partners who continue to help the reserve meet its mission. Guests can choose to attend at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., no reservations needed.

Admission is free and activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up begins when doors open at 9 am, last admission at 2 pm. Age restrictions apply.

Junior Scientists

Tour rules




Go to top