Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Located just outside of downtown Boston on the former grounds of the Boston State Hospital, the Boston Nature Center (BNC) is a community-based urban sanctuary. Trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands, home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. Year-round programs help foster an appreciation for nature and the environment. Read more >
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm; Saturday, Sunday, & Monday holidays 10 am-4 pm
Sanctuary News & Events
Are you looking forward to Summer 2017? We sure are—especially now that summer camp registration is open!
On December 7, the BNC received an award from Mass Energy for ongoing efforts to make renewable energy accessible and visible to Boston Residents.
Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More
Join Mass Audubon
Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.