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

Sanctuary News & Events

Campers at Boston Nature Center Day Camp

Are you looking forward to Summer 2015? We sure are—especially now that summer camp registration is open!

Boston Nature Center preschool kids playing with soil

The second annual In Bloom, In Boston: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education conference, a collaboration between the Boston Nature Center and Antioch New England, is being held on March 17 at the Boston Nature Center.

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Birthday Parties


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.

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