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
Boston Nature Center’s dear friend, Anne F. Brooke, died October 13, 2016. Anne is a key reason why the BNC exists today, and she was an extraordinary advocate for providing nature-based education in the heart of the city to children and families.
As part of TD Tree Days, a cooperative effort to plant new trees in the community, TD Bank employees volunteered to plant 62 trees along BNC’s Snail Trail, in the Boston Food Forest, and at the Mattapan Ecovation Center.
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.