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

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Help BNC prevent 275,000 lbs of CO2 emissions! Make the switch to clean electricity with Mass Energy and start voting with your dollar for clean power sources. 

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Upcoming Programs

July 24, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bring your family and friends to the BNC for a relaxing afternoon of pond exploration and activities....
July 24, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Come to the BNC for a relaxing evening stroll along the trails, as we look and listen for crepuscular...
July 30, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Listen to a nature-themed story and then join our Teacher Naturalist for a short walk around the trails...
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Birthday Parties

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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

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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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