Green Heron catching a bullfrog at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary © Michael Snow

Green Heron © Michael Snow

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Green Heron © Michael Snow

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Harbor Seal resting on snow © Nathan Goshgarian

Harbor Seal © Nathan Goshgarian

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Gray Fox in snowy field at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary © Michael Snow

Gray Fox © Michael Snow

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View from the top of Patten Hill

View from the top of Patten Hill


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Winter hiking in a forest © Perri VanderClock

© Perri VanderClock

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School vacation week at Boston Nature Center

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Vacation Week Programs

No school? No problem! Many of our wildlife sanctuaries offer interactive ways for kids to have fun, learn, and be outside. 

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Enjoy a free celebration of light on the shortest day of the year! Ward off the cold with the warmth of a bonfire, sip hot cider, make some crafts, and listen to live music.

December 21, 2019

Celebrate the longest night of the year with a moonlit stroll to listen for owls, then head back inside to sip hot apple cider while creating your own solstice art.

December 21, 2019

Rain garden © Trish Garrigan

Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (January 8: "Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Nature")

January 8, 2020

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