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 events. Read more >
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Sat-Sun10:00 am-4:00 pm
TRAILS: Daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
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 March 28.
Sanctuary Director Roger Wrubel was interviewed on a recent episode of Museum Open House, hosted by Jay Sugarman on Newton's NEWTV Community Channel.
2017-18 Preschool Sessions
We are now accepting applications for our weekly preschool sessions. Deadline is March 23, 2017.
2016-2017 Home School
We are now accepting registrations for Jr. Naturalists (age 5) and all Home School sessions (6-13).