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

November 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Listen to a nature-themed story and then join our Teacher Naturalist for a short walk around the trails...
November 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
...because it was the chicken's day off!Snoods, wattles and gobbles... learn these terms and more about...
November 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mientras que los tonos del mundo natural se convierten en colores cafés y colores tostados, los...
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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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