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  • Upcoming Events

    • 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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    • National Public Lands Day - Free Fee Day

      Public Lands Day

      Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Entrance to the refuge is free in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

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    • Fall Hours

      Hours

      October 1 - Refuge hours change to 6:00am - 8:00pm.

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    • National Wildlife Refuge Weekend Celebration

      Event - Birdwatching

      Times TBD - Join us as we celebrate the diversity of wild places and wildlife found on more than 560 National Wildlife Refuges. You can build a bat box, see a live animal presentation and enjoy a variety of family friendly activities. For more information, call (757)336-6122.  

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    • First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week - Fee Free Day

      Blue Goose

      Entrance to the refuge is free on Sunday, October 8, 2017 to kick off National Wildlife Refuge Week.

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    • Winter Hours

      Hours

      November 1, 2017 - Refuge hours change to  6:00am - 6:00pm

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    • Veteran's Day Weekend - Fee Free Days

      Veteran

      To honor our veterans, entrance to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and other National Public Lands is free for the weekend, November 11 & 12, 2017.

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    • Waterfowl Weekend

      Snow Geese

      Fall heralds the return of thousands of snow geese from their northern tundra breeding grounds to the milder climate of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the winter. With the geese come a variety of ducks and swans as well as flocks of visitors who celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in this special place.

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Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016
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