Whether you are a child or an adult, Lake Crabtree has a program for you! All programs offered at Lake Crabtree are FREE unless otherwise stated. All programs have space limitations and, therefore, require registration prior to the program.

Due to restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person programming has been suspended. In the meantime, be sure to check out our virtual programs listed below! You can also access digital programming from Lake Crabtree County Park and other Wake County parks and preserves at wakegov.com/parks/fromhome.

Experience Lake Crabtree County Park virtually! Check out our Lake Crabtree from Home page.

To register online, use the registration buttons below each program.
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*Preregistration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All participants must be registered. All in-person family programs require an adult to register and attend with children under 18. Age restrictions may apply. Age limits are established for safety and program content. Pets are not permitted at programs.

Virtual Programs

All virtual programs are hosted on Zoom. Links to the programs will be sent to all registered participants. You do not need a Zoom account to attend.

A History of Wildlife in America
Thursday, Nov. 19
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Let's take a brief look back at some of the major changes to wildlife in North America, including many of the species that were around at the very first Thanksgiving. We will learn why some populations thrived, others have diminished, and several are now extinct.

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Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 3
10–11 a.m.

Lake Crabtree is a birding hotspot and a great place to observe both common and uncommon winter waterfowl. Learn how to identify various species by looking at field markings, behaviors and more. This is a virtual version of our popular, in-person program.

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Winter Wildlife Survival Strategies
Tuesday, Dec. 15
6:30–7:30 p.m.

How do wild animals survive the cold and snow? What is the difference between hibernation and brumation? We will explore some of the strategies and adaptations that animals have developed to make it through tough times.

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Family Programs

Check out our Virtual Programs until in-person programs return!


Children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytime for Tots occurs on the first Wednesday of each month (March-November) and includes a story followed by nature exploration and a craft or activity. Come prepared to actively participate with your child. Programs run from 1–2 p.m. Preregistration is required. Ages 2–6.

These programs are open to students 6–13 years old. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay for the program or drop-off. Preregistration is required.

Check out our Virtual Programs until in-person programs return!

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