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.

Wildlife Park reopens Sat. April 19th

Date: April 19, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

Due to continuing heavy snow cover, the wildlife park will reopen a week late on Saturday, April 19th @ 9:30am -- just in time for school vacation!

Snakes and Turtles

Date: May 3, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

The wildlife park has new snake & turtle exhibits for you to enjoy this year. Learn more about these fascinating ‘herps’ from IFW staff & be the first to view our exciting new displays.

Wind Over Wings

Date: May 10, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

WIND OVER WINGS is a nonprofit educational service featuring magnificent birds who are unable to survive in their natural environment, & who have overcome extraordinary obstacles in their lives. Meet & photograph a live golden eagle, kestrel, screech owl & raven. www.windoverwings.org Sponsored by Main Line Fence

Endangered and Threatened Species

Date: May 17, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Celebrate National Endangered Species Day with Maine’s Endangered Species Coalition. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species & everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife & wild places.
www.endangered.org

Friends Annual Plant Sale

Date: May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

The Friends volunteer group helps out the wildlife park in so many ways; learn more about their ongoing projects & enjoy great bargains on spring plants with annual & perennial flowers, vegetables & floral baskets grown in their own greenhouse! Plants will be available all day each day. www.wildlifeparkfriends.org

Archery with Bryant Pond 4-H Shooting Sports

Date: May 31, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Certified archery instructors will have equipment & targets to try your hand at this great family sport. Archery builds self-confidence, self-discipline, responsibility & leadership while promoting youth development & life skills. umaine.edu/bryantpond/

LLBean Camping and Discovery Schools

Date: June 7, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Join LLBean staff for a camping demonstration for families; along with exhibits & displays about their popular Outdoor Discovery Schools adventures right here in Maine. There will be a raffle for a free backpack & a LLBean gift certificate during the demo! www.LLBean.com

Tailgate Yard Sale

Date: June 14, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Shop til you drop in the wildlife park parking lot with proceeds benefitting the park & our wildlife. Local vendors will be tailgating out of their vehicles with a variety of great stuff at affordable prices.

Summer Solstice Farmers Market

Date: June 21, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Local farmers & food vendors will be at the wildlife park to celebrate the Summer Solstice & sell their local foods & products. Admission will be FREE from 4-8pm so visitors can stroll around the park on the longest day of the year while supporting our local farmers.

Summer Solstice Farmers Market

Date: June 21, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Local farmers & food vendors will be at the wildlife park to celebrate the Summer Solstice & sell their local foods & products. Admission will be FREE from 4-8pm so visitors can stroll around the park on the longest day of the year while supporting our local farmers.

Meet Don Fendler - Lost on a Mountain in Maine & Learn about Outdoor Safety & Survival

Date: June 28, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM

Meet & greet the real Donn Fendler, famous for becoming lost for nearly 2 weeks on Mt. Katahdin in July of 1939. Donn will autograph his books too, which will be available for purchase in our Nature Store. (or bring your own copies) Additionally, join MDIFW Recreational Safety Instructors to learn about safety & survival in the outdoors. See demonstrations of fire building/starting; survival shelter construction, map & compass & must-have equipment you should always carry with you! www.donnfendler.com
www.maine.gov/ifw/education/safety

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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.