Maine Wildlife Park Events

Sponsored by the 'Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park'

All programs will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Note: The event calendar must be printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. The calendar is provided in PDF format. To view PDF documents, you will need the free Adobe Reader. If you need assistance, view our PDF Help page, email us, or call us at (207) 287-8000.

MAD SCIENCE FIRE & ICE SHOW

Date: August 2, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Saturday Aug. 2 MAD SCIENCE FIRE & ICE SHOW 11:00am-12noon Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement with safe & scientific fun with fire & ice! Witness experiments like the Big Burp, Sizzling Scissors & famous Mad Science Shower! Live, interactive & compelling experiences that make learning a blast! A must-see for the kids! www.madscience.org/maine Sponsored by Us & Company Computers & Gray Physical Therapy

AVIAN TAXIDERMY

Date: August 2, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Saturday Aug. 2 AVIAN TAXIDERMY: Taxidermy is a method of reproducing a life-like, 3-dimensional rendition of a mammal, bird or fish for permanent display. Come & see a variety of examples of this delicate art with local taxidermist Tom Berube representing the Maine Association of Taxidermists. Tom will demonstrate how to mount a loon, from start to finish. He plans to donate the finished mount and display to the wildlife park.
www.tomsavian.com

ATTEAN MEMORIAL POW WOW

Date: August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

Sat/Sun. Aug. 9-10 ATTEAN MEMORIAL POW WOW Tribal representatives from Maine, New England & around the country will be at the park for two full days with native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers & traditional food booths. This year, don’t miss the NEW activities, food, music & Grand Entry presented each day. An exciting opportunity to learn more about Native American culture & heritage. (All day, rain or shine).

CHAINSAW WILDLIFE ARTISTS

Date: August 16, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Saturday Aug. 16 CHAINSAW WILDLIFE ARTISTS Join Maine CHAINSAW CARVERS Ron Carlson, Tim Pickett, Andrew Logan & Dan Burns as they use chainsaws to create eagles, bears & more. Watch a block of wood become a work of art. A variety of carvings will be on exhibit & for sale. Bring your cameras & your earplugs!

THE FINAL CHARGE LOCKED MOOSE DISPLAY

Date: August 22, 2014 - September 2, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

Aug 22-Sept. 2 THE FINAL CHARGE, a massive, museum quality display showing two huge Bull Moose with locked antlers, created by taxidermist Mark Dufresne of Nature’s Reflections Taxidermy in Gray. Most often exhibited at the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport, this amazing display is on loan to us for our visitors to view & photograph up close! www.llbean.com

ENCHANTED FORESTS

Date: August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Sat.-Sun Aug. 23/24 ENCHANTED FORESTS Fairy houses & gardens are incredibly popular with children today. With the success of last years ‘make & take’ fairy house event; we’ve dedicated an entire weekend to it again this year. Bring the kids to visit the human-sized fairy house, meet & have your photos taken with some ‘real’ fairies; then work with all natural materials to create your own miniature fairy habitats to take home with you. This is a great activity for all kids, young & old!

LIFE OF THE HONEYBEE

Date: August 30, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Saturday Aug. 30 LIFE OF THE HONEYBEE Learn about the industrious life of the honey bee, & the role of the beekeeper. Parts of the bee hive & beekeeping equipment will be on display; & experienced bee keepers will be available to answer your questions. A variety of delicious native Maine honey & other natural products from the hive will be on sale. www.mainebeekeepers.org

LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE

Date: August 30, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Saturday August 30 LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE WITH SKILLIN’S GREENHOUSES Expert native landscaping staff will be on hand with a wide selection of native shrubs, small trees & other plants that are hardy & attractive, while providing food & shelter for our birds & other wildlife. Fall is a great time to plant, & these quality plants are on sale & ready to install into your yard or landscape. www.skillins.com

RICK CHARETTE CONCERT!

Date: September 6, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Saturday Sept. 6 RICK CHARETTE CONCERT! As a singer & songwriter, Rick Charette has been capturing the hearts & spirits of young & old alike with his delightful & inspiring children’s songs. His performances blend original contemporary pop music & lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation. Many songs performed will be about Maine’s wild animals! Rick will sign autographs & sell CDs after the show. Concert Show Time is 11am-12noon; rain or shine: www.rickcharette.com
Sponsored by: Cook’s Hardware, Harvest Hill Farms, Friends of the Wildlife Park

MEET GAME WARDEN STARS OF NORTH WOODS LAW AT THE MAINE WILDLIFE PARK THIS SATURDAY!

Date: September 27, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

MEET GAME WARDEN STARS OF NORTH WOODS LAW AT THE MAINE WILDLIFE PARK THIS SATURDAY!

Meet the Maine Game Wardens featured on the popular Animal Planet TV show North Woods Law at the Maine Wildlife Park, off Route 26 in Gray; on Saturday, September 27th, National Hunting and Fishing Day, from 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm-3:00pm!

Make sure to bring your cameras to have photos taken with the stars! The Warden Service Operation Game Thief ‘Wall of Shame’, Dive Trailer, Airboat and other special equipment and displays will also be available for viewing.

There is no extra fee for this special event, however regular wildlife park admission will apply. Adults $7, 4-12 $5, Seniors $5, 3/under free.

Animal Planet is currently filming a 4th season of North Woods Law here in Maine, featuring both current and new Maine Game Wardens, for exciting new shows about Maine and the dangerous jobs of our Game Wardens.

HALLOWEENFEST!

Date: October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Time: 5:30 PM

Friday & Saturday Nights!! October 17 & 18 HALLOWEENFEST: 5:30-9:00PM
Celebrate Halloween in 2 nights of fun with the Park’s native wildlife! Park staff & volunteers will stop at nothing to give you & your familyNEW scares & fun! Don’t miss NEW Halloween displays, Haunted Hay Rides, Games, Contests, Huge Door Prizes & more! Wear your costumes! Regular Admission Fees. (Call office FMI 657-4977 if raining) Nature Store & Snack Shack will be open for spooky snacks & souvenirs!

Veteran's Day - Nov. 11 - Maine Wildlife Park closing day

Date: November 11, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

On our last day of the season, Veteran's Day, the wildlife park will offer free admission for U.S. Military personnel, Veterans & their immediate family members with a valid ID.

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More Information

Our picnic shelters and Outdoor Classroom may be reserved for parties, special occasions, family gatherings and more!

Special Wildlife programs and tours available.

Consider volunteering at the Wildlife Park. There are opportunities for gatehouse attendants, tour guides, gardeners and store clerks in the Snack Shack and Nature Store.

For more information, please call (207) 657-4977, ext. 0.