Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with over 400 acres cooperatively managed or owned by Mass Audubon. Interpretive signs will guide you along well-marked trails through woods, fields, streams, and marsh. The center also serves as the visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Read more >
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
Celebrate butterflies with a day of educational fun at the 10th Annual Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow Brook. Walks, workshops, art and crafts, children's activities, face painting, food, and more!
Wheelabrator Millbury sponsors free sanctuary admission for Millbury residents four times a year. Join us once each season and explore all that Broad Meadow Brook has to offer—for free! Next event is October 14.
The Mass Audubon sanctuaries of Central Massachusetts are proud to offer free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.
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One of the most effective ways to reduce your impact on the environment is to green the energy you use. The good news: it's easier and more affordable than you think! Learn how to Make the Switch
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