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    Monarch Festival

    September 19 at North Tract - Celebrate and Enjoy with educational displays, family friendly activities, games and crafts. FREE

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    Take a Tour on our Tram

    Enjoy a half-hour guided tour through forests, meadows, and wetlands. WEEK-ENDS ONLY - FREE

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There are free public events for the whole family throughout the year at Patuxent Research Refuge. Check out our Events Calendar to see what's going on at the refuge!

Events Calendar

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: Sep 01, 2015
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