Expanding Access to Sanctuaries

Family hiking up rocky forest trail

Mass Audubon's work to protect the nature of Massachusetts includes ensuring that everyone has access to it. Visit our Admissions page to learn about all the ways to get free admission to our wildlife sanctuaries.

While members enjoy free admission to all of our sanctuaries (along with many other terrific benefits), most sanctuaries that have Nature Centers or Museums do charge admission fees to nonmembers. Sanctuaries that only have trails are free. Certain sanctuaries offer free admission to residents of the surrounding community, so check with your local sanctuary to see if they participate. Mass Audubon is also proud to offer free admission to all self-identified Indigenous people in Massachusetts.

Partnerships for Free Admission

In partnership with other organizations, Mass Audubon is making it easier for people throughout Massachusetts to get outdoors and enjoy nature with free admission to our wildlife sanctuaries.

If you have one of these cards, be sure to bring it on your next visit:

EBT Card to Culture 
The EBT Card to Culture program, in partnership with the Mass Cultural Council, gives cardholders and their guests (up to 4 people) free access to Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.

ConnectorCare Card to Culture
Thanks to a partnership with Mass Cultural Council and Massachusetts Health Connector, allows those with the ConnectorCare Cards to receive free sanctuary admission for up to 4 people. 

WIC Card to Culture
The WIC Card to Culture program, in partnership with Mass Cultural Council and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, gives WIC cardholders and their guests (up to 4 people total) free access to Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.

Wonderfund Access Card 
Sanctuary visits are the perfect activity for foster families and children to spend time together, and it's free for up to 4 people with the Wonderfund Access card. 

Active-Duty Military Families    
As a thank you from Mass Audubon, active-duty military and their families receive free admission for up to 5 people with valid military ID. 

Library Partners   
Patrons of our Library Partners can borrow a pass to enjoy discounted sanctuary admission ($2 per person) for up to 4 people. Ask your local library if they participate!

DCR ParksPass 
DCR ParksPass holders receive free admission to Stony Brook and Blue Hills Trailside Museum.