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 & Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 4, 2016
BNC Bird Hop

Support urban environmental education by joining us for a night of beer tasting, live music, bird demonstrations, pub food, and more. This is a 21+ event and valid ID will be required.

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Upcoming Programs

August 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
In this science based program we will learn about the three main states of matter – solid, liquid...
August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join a BNC naturalist for a stroll on the trails and enjoy the fresh air and beauty all around us. Ask...
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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

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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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