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Fowl Play: A Murder Mystery Evening

Who did it? Join the Norman Bird Sanctuary as we solve the murder of an ornithology professor set in the 1920s.

Ornithology professor Dr. Manny Drake is murdered after discovering a new bird species on Aquidneck Island. After working on the project for years, he knew there were people out to get him and left behind clues that point to the prime suspect. Was it his academic rival, Dr. Homer Sparrow, who was passed over for the project? His wife, Mabel Drake, who would stand to inherit his fortune? Or maybe property developer, Bill Bower, who coveted the land where our ornithologist discovered this new and protected species?

Help our detective solve this case of Fowl Play!

Theme: 1920s. Dressing in costume is strongly encouraged!

Refreshments: Your ticket includes a selection of Newport Vineyards wines, Ragged Island beer, and light fare generously provided by Foodlove Market.


  • Free parking will be available in the main lot at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. This event will be held in the Barn; directional signage will be posted.

  • Inclement weather policy: This event will be cancelled in unsafe weather conditions. In the case of cancellation, refunds will be issued through Eventbrite. There is no rain/snow date.

  • Refund policy: Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, tickets will be refunded through Eventbrite.

Venue Guidelines

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center. All proceeds directly support our mission to protect our 300-acre refuge for the benefit of wildlife and the community to enjoy. All guests are asked to respect the following guidelines:

  • Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited.

  • Outside beverages and seating are not permitted.

  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed. Service animals are permitted.

February 04
7:00pm - 9:00pm