Family Day: All About Conservation

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July 20, 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States

Families and friends of all ages are invited to a special day filled with hands-on activities to celebrate the new exhibition Pioneering Conservation. Join us for a Green Song Singalong with the Fairfield Pollinator Pathway & Fairfield Forestry Committee, a touch tank from The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, arts & crafts, and much more. In case of inclement weather, program will take place inside the Fairfield Museum.

Free Admission.


Program Schedule

Ongoing Events

  • Touch Tank – Experience a touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, snails, whelks and clams. Try out this special hands-on learning station from The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
  • Making it Rain – What is groundwater? Join the Mill River Wetland Committee to discover how the water cycle works by making it rain on two different watershed models!
  • Meet the Ash Creek Conservation Association – Learn how people just like you—along with volunteers, conservationists and town officials—work together to transform a tidal estuary from a chemical stew to a thriving environment for more than 125 types of local and migratory birds. Stop by for drawings for puzzles and prizes every half hour beginning at 11:30 am.
  • Learn about Lights Out CT – Discover how you can help reduce the impacts of light pollution on migratory songbirds! Learn how you can also save energy and money, reduce your carbon footprint, safeguard your own health, and help preserve views of the night sky.
  • Drop-in Craft: Bird Kite – Using inspiration from the “Pioneering Conservation” exhibition, build your own paper kite that looks like a flying bird.


11 am

  • Green Song Singalong – Children ages 4+ and their caregivers can enjoy a special musical performance featuring engaging, interactive songs while learning how to help protect our environment. Clap along and learn how you can make a difference!


Generously sponsored by Oak Lawn Cemetery & Arboretum