Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Gentle trails wind through deciduous and evergreen forests, across meadows, and around ponds and vernal pools at Habitat, located just six miles from downtown Boston. A long-standing center for environmental education, Habitat offers year-round programs for all ages. The Georgian-style mansion and beautiful formal gardens can be rented for weddings and other eventsRead more >

HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Sat-Sun 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
TRAILS: Daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Habitat Development Figure 1

There has been a proposal to build a subdivision on a property next to Habitat Education Center that, if approved, will have an adverse effect on the sanctuary and the wildlife that call it home. Updated May 1.

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Upcoming Programs

May 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Rocks come in all sizes at Habitat. We’ll need you to help us find little ones and BIG ones! Out...
June 3, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am
This is a great time of year to visit the Habitat meadows and record which birds have built nests and...
June 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Everything is new for two year olds - the melting snow is magical; squirrels are exciting; birdsong is...
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2017-18 Preschool Sessions

We are now accepting applications for our weekly preschool sessions. Deadline is March 23, 2017.