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

The Nature Nook at Boston Nature Center

BNC is thrilled to join a growing network of organizations that have created effective nature-based outdoor learning environments for children. This national certification comes from Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Upcoming Programs

January 9, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
Be part of designing a better world by joining our next Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the...
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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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