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

Sanctuary News & Events

Birds in a tree © Clare Walker Leslie
© Clare Walker Leslie

Join us on Thursday, October 5, from 4-6 pm, for a reception and the opportunity to meet the artist whose work is featured in the newest exhibit on display at the Habitat Gallery. 

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Upcoming Programs

September 26, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am
Join us for these casual walks around Habitat and the Western Greenway properties to discover early fall...
September 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Over in the meadow the grass is high, the dragonflies are zipping around, and the grasshoppers are playing...
September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spend an afternoon a week exploring the seasonal changes on the property. Each week we’ll add entries...
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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.