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 seven 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: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

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Upcoming Programs

August 22, 2017 6:15pm - 8:15pm
August is a great time to visit the Habitat ponds. Join Erika and Sarah as we explore the ponds to see...
September 5, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am
Join us for these casual walks around Habitat and the Western Greenway properties to discover early fall...
September 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us in the beautiful Georgian-style visitor center at Habitat foran afternoon tea. We offer black,...
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2017-18 Preschool Sessions

We are no longer accepting applications for our weekly preschool sessions. Enrollment for the next school year will open in January 2018. Watch this space for the announcement.

2017-2018 Home School


Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Registration will be on a first-come, first-enrolled basis.