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 >
Location: 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Monday holidays, 10 am-4 pm; Trails daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
Come to the BNC to celebrate the winter solstice and the last full moon of 2018! We'll take a moonlit stroll to find tracks and listen for owls, then warm up inside with apple cider while creating some solstice art.