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
Join us for three programs in March with Dr. Marianne E. Krasny, PhD, Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University.
A big thank you to Aetna Foundation for generously funding the Boston Nature Center and the Boston Food Forest Coalition as part of their community grants program GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities. The 2015 GoLocal grants program was focused on supporting community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets.
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.