Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Located just outside of downtown Boston on the former grounds of the Boston State Hospital, the Boston Nature Center is a community-based urban sanctuary. Trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands, home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. Year-round programs help foster an appreciation for nature and the environment. Read more >

HOURS: Mon–Fri, 9 am-5 pm; Sat–Sun, & Mon holidays, 10 am-4 pm
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Upcoming Programs

December 12, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Move, learn, and create every Wednesday at the BNC with Early Explorers. Each program introduces young...
December 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Come on down and explore, create, and learn! Have you ever wondered how nature works? In this program...
December 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Join us for some winter bird explorations as we observe our hardy winter species and enjoy a dash of...
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Birthday Parties

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BNC is the perfect place to celebrate an exciting and memorable birthday! 

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Nature Preschool

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At BNC, our Pathways to Nature preschool provides a high-quality nature program for children ages 3–6. 

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