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    • Summer Hours


      May 1- Refuge hours change to 5:00am - 10:00pm.

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    • International Migratory Bird Celebration - Fee Free Day

      Fee Free

      May 13, 2017 - In honor of our International Migratory Bird Day Celebration the refuge entrance fee is waived.

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    • International Migratory Bird Day

      Birdwatchers - USFWS.

      May 13, 2017 - This spring event offers a variety of family friendly activities, from building birdhouses to enjoying guided walks. Join us in this celebration for birders of all ages.

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    • Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

      Meteor Shower

      NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation and Assateague Island National Seashore invite you to discover the night sky from Assateague Island.

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    • Sunrise Pony Walk

      Chincoteague pony - Emma Kerr/USFWS.

      July 24, 2017 - Come join hundreds of other onlookers, who wait with anticipation for the Saltwater Cowboys to move a large group of Chincoteague Ponies from the northern area of the refuge, down the beach, to a corral located along Beach Road, in preparation for the Annual Pony Swim.

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    • Annual Pony Swim & Auction

      Event - Pony

      Join the Town of Chincoteague in celebrating the Annual Pony Swim & auction, a local cultural tradition!

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    • Perseid Meteor Shower

      Meteor Shower

      Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! In celebration of the Perseid Meteor Shower, the refuge will remain open all night on August 12, 2017 and we will host the NASA Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series.

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Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016
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