Features

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    Pollinator Festival

    September 22 at North Tract - Celebrate and Enjoy with educational displays, family friendly activities, games and crafts. FREE

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    Live Wolf at Patuxent

    Saturday, Oct. 20 – Live program with discussion of wolf family life, diet, myths and much more. Paid tickets bought in advance required.

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    Wildlife Festival

    October 6… FREE… ALL AGES… Learn about research at Patuxent… Activities include live animal displays, children’s crafts, tram tours...

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    Be An Agent of Discovery

    Come play Agents of Discovery at Patuxent. Get the App and earn your patch!

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    Popular Pages

    In a hurry? You can use SHORTCUTS TO OUR MOST USED web pages.

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Around the Refuge

Refuge Closings

Visitor Center Building Closed Thursdays

The refuge is closed Monday, October 8, Columbus Day. The refuge is closed for all Federal Holidays. The Visitor Center Building is closed every Thursday.

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Public Programs

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

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Coming Events

Public Events

Kid's Fishing Day

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

Friends of Patuxent Newsletter

Friends of Patuxent Newsletter

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Read about and see photos of current doings at the Refuge. Read about Friends, Volunteers, and Staff.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS