Fall event schedule for Maine Wildlife Park–Rick Charette, National Grandparent’s Day and more!

The Maine Wildlife Park is hosting a slew of wonderful events through the fall. Check out the upcoming schedule below:

Wildlife Enrichment Day
September 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
‘Enrichments’ are items that provide mental & physical stimulation & exercise to captive wildlife to encourage natural behaviors, activity & play. Starting at 10am, then every hour on the hour to 3pm, watch a different species receive a new enrichment & enjoy the fun they’ll have with it!

Rick Charette Concert
September 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
As a singer & songwriter, Rick Charette has been capturing the hearts & spirits of young & old alike with his delightful & inspiring children’s songs. His performances blend original contemporary pop music & lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation. Many songs performed will be about Maine’s wild animals and from his newest album! Rick will sign autographs & sell CDs after the show. Concert Show Time is 11am-12noon; rain or shine.

National Grandparent’s Day
September 10, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, & was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. Free admission for Grandparents accompanied by their grandchildren; regular entrance fees for all other family members.

Wild about Whitetails
September 23, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day with MDIFW biologists & presenters to learn all about Maine White-tailed Deer. See how biologists collect deer data, meet Maine white-tail expert R.G. Bernier for a deer hunting Q & A; watch taxidermist Paul Reynolds mount a deer head, see the Warden Service ‘Wall of Shame’; learn about fawn rehabilitation; & the kids can participate in a variety of deer-related activities.

October 14, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Enjoy a variety of ‘old-tyme’ harvest games & activities for the whole family! Dodge giant spider legs without getting caught, or jump your pumpkin 20 feet into a pool of water. Shoot marshmallows at a villain or crawl through a giant snake! These are just some of the many activities you can enjoy with the family. The Park will feature many new new games & displays for all ages, autumn snacks, & new ways to race & launch a pumpkin that you probably never thought of! Don’t miss this new level of autumn fun! 10am-3pm each day.

Veterans Day/Closing Day for the Park
November 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Free admission for U.S. Military personnel, Veterans & their immediate family members on our last day of the season.

About the Maine Center for Wildlife
For twenty-six years, our wildlife rehabilitation facility, its staff and volunteers have provided medical care, safe sanctuary and humane treatment for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife until they can be released back into the wild. The Center for Wildlife is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to build a sustainable future for wildlife in our community through medical treatment, rehabilitation, educational outreach, research, and conservation activities.

Maine Wildlife Park
56 Game Farm Road, Gray ME 04039
See here for admission fees

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