Visitor Experience

Nearly half a million people visit our wildlife sanctuaries and nature centers each year. Mass Audubon strives to make our buildings, trails, exhibits, and wildlife observation areas as welcoming as possible. Some of the ways we enrich a visitors’ experience at our wildlife sanctuaries include:

Interpretation Panels 

At most of our wildlife sanctuaries, we have illustrated panels that provide information on the trails, features, seasonal natural history, and more. In addition, some sites have interpretive panels with information on specific features such as:

  • Butterfly or bird gardens
  • Fernery trails
  • Resident beavers
  • Wildflower meadows
  • Conservation-research projects

Accessible & Sensory Trails 

Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible. Many of our wildlife sanctuaries feature universally accessible trails, some with multi-sensory interpretive trail materials in large-print, Braille, audio, and tactile formats. Learn More

Kid-Friendly Activities

In an effort to help children observe and learn about the habitats and wildlife at our wildlife sanctuaries and have fun at the same time, we offer several activities to use during, before, or after your outdoor adventure. Find Activities

Nature Play Areas

Unlike static, traditional playgrounds, Nature Play Areas give children the chance to solve problems and construct their surroundings through natural elements and unstructured exploration. Locate a Nature Play Area