BNC trails are open to local visitors; buildings & restrooms are 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.
BNC is teaming up with Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary to offer Mass Audubon members shares of fresh, organic vegetables from late May through early October. Registration is still open and early bird prices have been extended!