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: Daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Robin eggs in nest © Gwen Chasan
© Gwen Chasan

Join us from 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 3, for a free reception celebrating the two artists whose work is on display in the Habitat Gallery throughout the month of August.

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Upcoming Programs

July 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The night sky is alive with the beating of bat and mothwings… Using a few tricks we’ll get...
August 1, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Do goats get sick? Learn how to diagnose common goat ailments and what Habitat does to keep a healthy...
August 8, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Before heading out on a bug treasure hunt to sweep-net in Habitat's meadow to see what wonderful creatures...
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2017-18 Preschool Sessions

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

2017-2018 Home School


In early August we will begin accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Watch this space for the announcement. Registration will be on a first come, first enrolled basis.