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

Sanctuary News & Events

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Thanks to the Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund, students learn about animal adaptations with classroom visits from Drumlin Farm wildlife and field trips to Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.


With generous support from Hanover Insurance, Commerce Bank, and Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, Broad Meadow Brook is bringing Neighborhood Nature back into the city this summer. From canoeing to insect collecting to nature crafts, there’s something fun going on in a park near you, and thanks to our sponsors, it's all free!

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Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook and the Ecotarium have teamed up to provide every Worcester Public School 6th grader with a day of hands-on, real life learning at both sites, free of charge, thanks to generous sponsors. 

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Upcoming Programs

July 16, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Broad Meadow Brook's fields and wetlands are home to many different butterflies, from monarchs to mulberry...
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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