Maine Wildlife Park Events

Sponsored by the 'Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park'

All programs will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Date: June 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

This group of re-enactors, in full period dress, will set up a real Living History Camp from the late 1700s-1800s. They will put up a canvas tent & have demonstrations going on all day long, including fire starting, cooking, trading, tomahawk throwing, flint knapping, flintlock muskets, weaving & more. Come to see what day-to-day life really looked like 200 years ago! All day Saturday; Sunday morning ‘til 12noon.


Date: June 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Sparks Ark was officially started in the early 90s by David Sparks. He & son Josh had done wildlife rehabilitation for some time, but decided to also start humanely relocating nuisance wildlife. Over the years, they began taking in unwanted and illegal exotic animals as well. In addition to rehabilitation work, they do outreach programs with many of the exotics, educating people on the legality, pros & cons of owning an exotic; as well as how to safely interact with wildlife.


Date: June 30, 2018

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!


Date: July 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Join several area artists as they demonstrate their nature-based art using unique materials & various mediums to capture the beauty of wildlife & nature. A variety of their items will be available for purchase!


Date: July 14, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Children’s book authors Tamra Wight (“Cooper & Packrat”), Melissa Kim (“Wildlife on the Move”) & Lyn Smith (‘A Porcupine’s Promenade’) will give presentations about wildlife & read from their books. Make your own wildlife book or journal, go on a wildlife scavenger hunt, & take part in a variety of family-friendly activities & workshops centering on wildlife writing, drawing, & photography.


Date: July 21, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Join 4 local Maine chainsaw carvers Ron Carlson, Tim Pickett, Dan Burns & Greg Waters as they use chainsaws to create eagles, bears & more. Watch a block of wood become a work of art. A variety of carvings will be on exhibit & for sale. Bring your cameras & your earplugs!


Date: August 4, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Sat/Sun August 4 & 5: 11am-2pm Fairy houses & gardens are incredibly popular with children today. Bring the kids to visit our fabulous human-sized fairy house, meet & have your photos taken with some ‘real’ fairies; then work with all natural materials to create your own miniature fairy habitats to take home with you. This is a great activity for all kids, young & old!


Date: August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM

Tribal representatives from Maine, New England & around the country will be at the park for two full days with native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers & traditional food booths. This year, don’t miss NEW activities, food, music & Grand Entry presented each day. An exciting opportunity to learn more about Native American culture & heritage. (All day, rain or shine).


Date: August 18, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

See the wonders of the night sky first hand with Northern Stars Planetarium & Southern Maine Astronomers! Rotate through different stations & activities to find out about the stars & planets in the skies above & their impact on wildlife. There will be telescopes to use, as well as larger scopes that party leaders will keep on whatever mysterious objects are overhead. We must have clear skies to run this program! 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Call office FMI if weather is suspect)


Date: August 25, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Learn about the industrious life of the honey bee, & the role of the beekeeper. Parts of the bee hive & beekeeping equipment will be on display; & experienced bee keepers will be available to answer your questions. A variety of delicious native Maine honey & other natural products from the hive will be on sale.


Date: September 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Visitors to the park always want to know what our wildlife eats & when! Today, we will post hourly feeding times starting at 10AM for the moose, lynx, foxes, cougars, turkey vultures, & bears - so you can watch them munch on their lunch!


Date: September 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Showtime 11am-noon Rick has been capturing the hearts & spirits of young & old alike with his delightful & inspiring children’s songs for years! Many songs performed will be about Maine’s wild animals & from his newest album! Rick will sign autographs & sell CDs after the show. Concert Show Time is 11am-12noon; rain or shine


Date: September 9, 2018

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.


Date: September 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

It’s National Hunting & Fishing Day! Taxidermy is a method of reproducing a life-like, 3-dimensional rendition of a mammal, bird, or fish for permanent display. Watch local taxidermist Paul Reynolds mount a whitetail deer head using the fine art of taxidermy.


Date: October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Bring the whole family to enjoy this unique celebration of fall-themed games, activities, and attractions! ‘Old tyme’ harvest games include favorites from the past like the giant spider legs, pumpkin long jump, rodent barn maze, lil’ hayride, & more! Wait ‘til you see the new activities that will be unveiled at this year’s event! Come ready to crawl, dodge, jump, search, & maybe get a little wet!
10am-3pm each day.


Date: November 11, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM

Free admission for U.S. Military personnel, Veterans & their immediate family members on our last day of the season.

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More Information

Our picnic shelters and Outdoor Classroom may be reserved for parties, special occasions, family gatherings and more!

Special Wildlife programs and tours available.

Consider volunteering at the Wildlife Park. There are opportunities for gatehouse attendants, tour guides, gardeners and store clerks in the Snack Shack and Nature Store.

For more information, please call (207) 657-4977, ext. 0.