Come join us for our February 2, 2018 After Hours event! February 2 is World Wetlands Day! Come learn about Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, designated as a RAMSAR Wetland of International Importance, and the Corkscrew watershed in a talk by Dr. Shawn Clem, listen to live music in the center, and make sure to plan time to enjoy a night stroll through Corkscrew's ancient cypress forest on our boardwalk.
Sunset at 6:10 pm
Moon Phase: Two days after the full moon. It will be big and will rise toward the end of our program! Moonrise is at 8:42pm
- Enjoy live music in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Shop for unique and beautiful gifts in the Nature Store.
- Eat, drink and enjoy art exhibits in the Gallery Cafe.
- Experience the boardwalk in the evening light and participate in educational programs. See the schedule below.
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Explore the boardwalk on your own under the stars and listen to the many sounds at night.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Classroom Presentation: By Shawn E. Clem, Ph.D. of Audubon Florida's Western Everglades Research Center, Details will be announced soon.
6:30 - 7:00pm Naturalist Guided Walks, available at a few different start times in this time frame. Interested participants should sign up when they arrive as space is limited to 12 in each group.
5:00 – 8:00pm - Enjoy Live Music in the Visitor Center. Listen to Cindy Hackney's original Florida Folk Music from 5:00-6:00pm, and Tad and the Tadpoles bluegrass band will play from 6:00-8:00pm!
Last admission is at 8:00 p.m. Adult admission is $14 per person. Admission is $10 for Audubon Members and $6 for college students with ID. Admission is good for 2 consecutive days, so come back and enjoy the boardwalk in the daylight hours on Saturday also. As always, Friends of Corkscrew Members enjoy free admission.
*Children are admitted free with their parents to this event! (Parent admission fees vary as outlined above, and their children up to 18 years are free)
* Please Note: The moon will not be visible most of this night. For most people flashlights are not necessary, if you keep them turned off your eyes will naturally adjust to the darkness. If you do choose to bring a flashlight please only use a red-light flashlight. If you do not have a red light flashlight, please ask at our admissions desk when you arrive for some red cellophane and a rubber band to cover up the lens of your white light flashlights. Otherwise using white light will ruin yours and other visitor's night vision while on the boardwalk.