Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is an Important Bird Area, part of the Atlantic Flyway for bird migration, is the gateway site for the southwest region of the Great Florida Birding Trail, and is a Ramsar designated Wetland of International Importance.
Join us for our Family Sunset Stroll for families with young children, or anyone who would like to go on a 1.5 hour sunset stroll. This program is a good opportunity for anyone who wishes to take a shorter tour than our usual Sunset Stroll. We will travel one mile walk along our boardwalk, with fun activities along the way. This naturalist guided boardwalk tour leads you into the swamp as the day draws to a close. As twilight approaches many creatures are winding down their day as nocturnal creatures are beginning theirs. Watch sunset from one of our lakes, then listen to the changes in sounds as the day changes to night. Search for nocturnal creatures on the way back to the visitor center, and learn about some of their adaptations that enable them to be nocturnal. For the last half hour of this tour it will be fairly dark, with little or no moonlight. but that will make for better night sky viewing.
Start times vary according to the sunset time on the day of the program. When you register check for start time on the reservation date you choose.
Your naturalist will meet you in our visitor center fifteen minutes prior to the program start time. We will be travelling the short loop of our boardwalk (1 mile in length). Family Sunset Strolls are about 2 hours in length.
*Participants should not bring white-light flashlights, as those ruin everyone's night vision. We will have red-light flashlights that we will bring along in case we want to use them.
- $35 per person General Admission
- $30 per person for National Audubon members
- $30 per person for Members of the US Military
- $20 per person for Corkscrew members
- $15 per person for youth ages 5 to 16
Limit: 12 participants
Restrictions: Participants must be 5 years or older. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Upcoming Program Dates and Times:
- May 31, 2023 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- July 26, 2023 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- August 21, 2023 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Register Here (Scroll down to select your date)
Meet your guide in the Blair Audubon Center.
This program is for individuals ages 5 oto adult, however individuals under the age 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure you arrive on time, as walks start promptly at the scheduled hour. Refunds will not be offered for participant late arrivals.
- Cancellations by participants must be made at least 2 days prior to the program date to receive a refund. Audubon also reserves the right to cancel programs at any time and full refunds will be issued in such instances.
Cancelations due to weather or other emergencies will be made at least two hours prior to the program start and registered participants will be contacted by e-mail or telephone, or updates will be made on the website for visitor programs.
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