Admission at Our Wildlife Sanctuaries
With more than 60 wildlife sanctuaries located across Massachusetts, it's easy to get outdoors at a Mass Audubon property near you!
Whether you're looking for a relaxing stroll or something that really gets your blood pumping, our sanctuaries have hundreds of miles of well-marked trails to explore. Discover more of the seasonal outdoor activities you can enjoy during your visit, and be sure to check out our upcoming programs that are available online and in-person at our sanctuaries.
Do I need to pay an admission fee to visit a sanctuary?
It depends on the specific wildlife sanctuary you wish to visit, as well as your Mass Audubon membership status.
Members enjoy free admission to all of our sanctuaries, as well as many other terrific benefits. If you have a Family-level membership, then free admission also applies to a second adult in your household plus your children or grandchildren under age 21. "Migrate up" to a higher level to add free guest admissions.
Most of our sanctuaries that have Nature Centers or Museums do charge admission fees to nonmembers. Sanctuaries that only have trails are free, but visitor donations are always appreciated.
For information about admission fees at a specific sanctuary, please check the "About" page on the sanctuary's website.
Can I get free admission without a membership?
As a way to increase access to nature for even more people, Mass Audubon is proud to offer free admission for the following individuals and groups:
- Indigenous Peoples: Free for all self-identified Indigenous people in Massachusetts
- Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture programs, offering free admission to these program participants:
- ConnectorCare Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare health insurance card
- EBT ("Food Stamp") Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card (applies to all EBT participants, not just SNAP/food stamp benefit recipients)
- WIC Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your WIC card
- Wonderfund Access Cardholders: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund Access card
- Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card
Certain sanctuaries also offer free admission to residents of the surrounding community—contact your local wildlife sanctuary to see if they participate. DCR ParksPass holders receive free admission to Stony Brook and Blue Hills Trailside Museum.
Do you offer discounts on admission?
Ask your local library if they participate in Mass Audubon's Library Partners program! Libraries enrolled in the program have special passes you can borrow that let you visit any of our wildlife sanctuaries for just $2 per person for up to four people (children under age 2 are always free).