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    CLOSED ON THURSDAYS - As of November 20, 2014, the National Wildlife Visitor Center is closed on Thursdays.

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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!

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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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Around the Refuge

  • Public Programs

    Public programs are small-group interpretive activities for individuals or familiies. Registration is usually required. Programs are free.

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  • Visitor Activities

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    There are visitor activities year-round at Patuxent Research Refuge including environmental education, hiking, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

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  • Get Involved

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    There are a variety of ways to get involved at Patuxent Research Refuge. Volunteers, interns and our friends group are an invaluable resource for the refuge. To learn more about how you can help out, visit our Get Involved page.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2014
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