BNC trails are open to local visitors; playground, buildings, & restrooms closed. See guidelines. Read More
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.
At BNC, our Pathways to Nature preschool provides a high-quality nature program for children ages 3–6. Learn more >
We offer a unique and natural setting for birthday parties, social events, & more! Get the details >
BNC's Willow Tree Youth Leaders recently presented their impactful project to reduce single-use plastic within schools! Their two-year effort was part of the Youth Leaders for Climate Justice (YLCJ) program led by Drumlin Farm.